Dunwoody’s parks team introduced new programs during the early days of the pandemic, including a community pen pal initiative called “Letters to Seniors” and a drive-thru Halloween event.
Outdoor programming over the summer included the first concert series at the new Brook Run Park Amphitheater.
Dunwoody Parks and Rec also opened the new Waterford Park, completed the demolition of the former Austin Elementary School to make way for future park space and supported the purchase of nine acres of additional park space on Vermack Road.
“This award is given by other parks professionals and shows the commitment the city has made to its parks system,” Walker said.
“We’re ready for the challenges ahead and excited about the opportunities,” Walker added.
GRPA was formed in 1945 as a private, nonprofit institution to support and promote the recreation and park industries within the state of Georgia.