OC Parks Awards and Accolades

National Association of Counties (NACo)

2010

Achievement Award for Parks and Recreation – Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park Habitat Improvement Program

2011

Parks and Recreation Award – Camino de Esperanza Program
Parks and Recreation Award – Mars and Stars Program
Parks and Recreation Award – Second Sundays Habitat Restoration Program

2012

Parks and Recreation Award – Archaeological and Palaeontological Partnership
Parks and Recreation Award – Blogger Preview - Heritage Hill Seasonal Events
Parks and Recreation Award – OC Parks Ranger Academy 

2013

Parks and Recreation Award – Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks Activity Guide

2014

Parks and Recreation Award – OC Parks Summer Concert Series
Civic Education and Public Information Award – Go Green at the OC Zoo
Planning Award – Haster Retarding Basin, Pump Station and Recreational Field Project
 

National Association of County Park and Recreation Officials (NACPRO)

2010

Historical/Cultural Facilities Award – Clark Regional Park Interpretive Center
Environmental Conservation Award – Second Sundays Habitat Restoration Program
Marketing Award – Caspers Wilderness Park Adventure Day

2011

Friends of Parks and Recreation – Outstanding Contributor - Donald Bren
Parks and Recreation Program Award – Camino de Esperanza
Marketing Award – Social Media and the Irvine Eagle

2012

Environmental Conservation Award – OC Parks Lake Management Program
Marketing Award – OC Parks Blogger Event Previews
Outstanding Public Official – Supervisor Bill Campbell

2013

Environmental Conservation Award – The Wagon Wheel Creek Restoration Plan
Marketing Award – OC Parks Website
Planning Initiative – The OC Zoo GDP

2014

Environmental Conservation Award – Haster Basin Recreation Park
Operational Facilities Award – Irvine Regional Park Maintenance Yard

National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA)

2011

Kudos Public Relations Award – Social Media and the Irvine Eagles

2012

Kudos Public Relations Award – OC Parks Blogger Event Previews
Recognition of Significant Efforts Award – Supervisor Bill Campbell

City-County Communications & Marketing Association (3CMA)

2011

Savvy Award – Most Innovative – Romeo and Juliet Eagles
Silver Circle Award – Most Creative Activity with Least Dollars Spent – Romeo and Juliet Eagles

2012

Savvy Award – Printed Publications: Catalogs/Guides – Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks Activity Guide
Silver Circle Award – Most Creative Activity with Least Dollars Spent – OC Parks Blogger Event Previews

2013

Savvy Award – Graphic Design: Other Promotional Items/Electronic – OC Parks Brochure
Savvy Award – Printed Publications: Catalogs/Guides – OC Parks Brochure
Savvy Award – Printed Publications: Reports – OC Parks Annual Report FY 2011-12
Silver Circle Award – Most Creative Activity with Least Dollars Spent – Whiting Ranch Poker Ride
Silver Circle Award – Photography – The Sinks
Award of Excellence  Graphic Design: Publications – OC Parks Annual Report FY 2011-12

American Institute of Architects Orange County Chapter (AIAOC)

2011

25-Year Award – Orange County General Plan Implementation

Department of the Interior

2011

National Recreational Trail Designation – Santa Ana River Trail

2012

National Recreational Trail Designation – Aliso Creek Regional Trail

League of American Bicyclists: Bicycle Friendly Communities

2012

Bronze Award – Orange County, CA

California State Association of Counties (CSAC)

2010

All Honorable Mentions
Challenge Award
 – Caspers Wilderness Park Adventure Day
Challenge Award – CSUF Partnership
Challenge Award – Monarch Butterfly Day at Mile Square Regional Park
Challenge Award – Parking Management with Parking Concepts, Inc.
Challenge Award – Project Portal
Challenge Award – Recycling Program
Challenge Award – Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park Habitat Improvement Program

2011

All Honorable Mentions
Challenge Award
 – Mars and Stars Program
Challenge Award – OC Zoo and OC Public Libraries Collaboration
Challenge Award – Camino de Esperanza Program
Challenge Award – Romeo and Juliet Eagles

2012

All Honorable Mentions
Challenge Award
 – Annual Lake Management Program
Challenge Award – OC Parks Ranger Academy
Challenge Award – Heritage Hill Christmas Event Blogger Preview

2014

Merit Award - Haster Basin Recreation Recreation Park

California Parks and Recreation Society (CPRS)

2010

Recreation and Community Services Award – Second Sundays Habitat Restoration Program

2012

Creating Community Award of Excellence – Annual Lake Management Program
Champion of the Community Award – Supervisor Bill Campbell

2013

Marketing and Communications Award of Excellence  Print Publication – OC Parks Brochures

California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO)

2014

Award of Excellence
Print - Graphics
 – OC Parks Summer Concert Series

Awards of Distinction
Print - Photography
 – OC Parks Annual Report
Community Relations/Engagement - Special Events – Whiting Ranch Poker Ride