Leesburg’s Parks and Recreation Department added to its trophy case during the Annual Conference of the Virginia Recreation and Park Society earlier this month.
The department received two awards.
The town’s Native Tree Walk at Ida Lee Park earned the Best New Environmental Sustainability Award. The tree walk was planted by the Leesburg Garden Club in commemoration of its 100th anniversary. The 25 tress are all native Virginia species.
The commemorative wineglasses made for the town’s 25th Annual Flower and Garden Festival were recognized as the Best Promotional Effort.
The statewide awards program honors individuals, departments and organizations that have demonstrated excellence in any of several areas during the previous year. This year, 101 applications were received vying for awards in 14 categories. The Town of Leesburg’s award nominations were judged in the 25,001-50,000 population category.
The Virginia Recreation and Park Society works to unite all professionals, students, and interested lay persons engaged in the field of recreation, parks, and other leisure services in Virginia. Learn more at vrps.com.