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Awards and Recognition

Over the past several years, Metroparks has been the proud recipient of multiple industry awards.

2020 OPRA Awards

1st Place
Cannaley Treehouse Village 

2nd Place
Park Places People Faces 

3rd Place
Kayak Share 

2019 OPRA Awards

2nd Place
Wintering the Towpath

3rd Place
Beach Ridge Experience

3rd Place
Metroparks Forest Therapy

Pursuit of Excellence
Ranger Dept

2018 OPRA Awards

1st Place
Howard Marsh Phase 1 Construction

2nd Place
Tree Climbing Program

3rd Place
Glade Restoration

OPRA Governors Award
Howard Marsh Phase 1 Construction

Jack Hanna Resource Conservation
Tim Gallaher

Legislator of the Year
Marcy Kaptur

 

2017 OPRA Awards

1st Place
Kayaking Programs—Recreation

2nd Place
Chessie Circle Trail Capital Improvement Projecrs—$1.0 Million to $2.5 Million

2nd Place
ZimSculpt Programs—Historical & Cultural Arts

3rd Place
Trail Challenge Programs—Health & Wellness

3rd Place
Reforestation at Fallen Timbers Battlefield—Natural Resources &Conservation

3rd Place
Get Outside Yourself—Marketing Innovation

Outstanding Youth Leadership
Ellie Leonard

Jack Hanna Resource Conservation
Denis Franklin