Suffolk Parks and Recreation receives award at VRPS State Conference

Published 4:32 pm Wednesday, November 9, 2022

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The Suffolk Seaboard Coastline Trail Segment 2 garnered an award for the city’s Parks and Recreation Department at the 68th annual conference of the Virginia Recreation and Park Society held in Virginia Beach.

Judged by a jury of its peers, Suffolk Parks and Recreation received the Best New Facility award, which is awarded for parks, playgrounds, blueways, greenways or trails. Suffolk’s award came in the population category for cities between 50,001-100,000.

More than 400 delegates, exhibitors, speakers and volunteers from around the state gathered this week for the conference, which also serves as a learning exchange and provides an opportunity for recreation and park professionals to discuss areas of common interest.

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The highlight of each year’s conference is a formal presentation of awards. This statewide program honors individuals, departments and organizations throughout Virginia who have demonstrated excellence in any of several areas during the previous year. 69 applications were received vying for awards in 15 different categories.

Virginia Recreation and Park Society’s mission is to unite all professionals, students and interested lay persons engaged in the field of recreation, parks, and other leisure services in the Commonwealth of Virginia. For more information on the society contact the state office at 804-730-9447 or visit the website at