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Local Park Receives Award for Design, Planning

Published on Friday, March 17, 2023 | 5:17 am
Photo courtesy Playhouse Village Park via Facebook

The Playhouse Village Park has been awarded a prestigious California Parks and Recreation Society (CPRS) award of Excellence in Design-Park Planning.

The park is located in downtown Pasadena on the north side of Union Street between North El Molino and North Oak Knoll Avenues.

The CPRS Award of Excellence recognizes the outstanding achievements of agencies and individuals in the areas of facility design, park planning, marketing and communication, and community improvement and programming.

The Public Works Department managed the design of the new park which features open space for recreation, a kid’s accessible play area with a rubberized surface, dog area for large and small dogs, Van Halen stage, 48 on-site parking spaces with four electric vehicle charging spaces, two single-user gender neutral restrooms, and walking paths.

The park opened last year.

The PRCS Department will be featured in the “Best of the Best Showcase” exhibition at upcoming conferences and trainings statewide, and will receive the award on April 5, 2023 at the annual CPRS conference held in San Diego.

The CPRS mission is to advance the park and recreation profession through education, networking, resources and advocacy. CPRS members are united in their commitment to improving people’s lives. This networking happens across disciplines and agency boundaries to achieve together what we cannot do alone. CPRS strives to educate policy makers so that they vote with the premise that parks and recreation is an essential community service.

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