APRA would like to recognize all parks and recreation staff who braved a worldwide pandemic and kept Arizona parks and facilities open and orderly until the return of play and laughter.  

Let's face it; park and recreation professionals have a special super-power!  They bring people together. 

And there's nothing like a national emergency to demonstrate the importance of parks, fields and trails to the wellbeing of families.  Even when office work shifted to working from home, the maintenance of outdoor recreation areas continued to be of significant importance. Field and maintenance staff remained onsite, working behind the scenes to keep open space areas clean and safe for the return of visitors.

For them, we ask everyone to take a pause to remember the true reason for the dedicated work and sacrifice.  

To thank the men and women who kept working, despite nervewracking conditions, we would like highlight them in a special slideshow at the 2020 APRA Virtual Conference. Please submit pictures of your parks and recreation department heroes for recognition.

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