2014 Awards of Excellence Award… from November 24, 2014

The New Haven Parks and Recreation Department has been chosen as the recipient of a 2014 Awards of Excellence Award from the Indiana Park and Recreation Association (IPRA).  IPRA will present the award publicly at a special awards banquet at the IPRA State Conference in Michigan City on January 15, 2015.

The 4 Wellness Summer Series is four running events that are a collaboration between the parks department, the New Haven High School Cross Country teams and Well Strategies Inc, a local wellness non-profit. These events appeal to all ages and abilities and our main focus is to encourage an active, healthy lifestyle. The series includes an elementary mile run, a 5K, A kid’s triathlon and a 10K. 2014 sponsors include Parkview Physicians Group, Parkview Live, Lutheran Health Network, Indiana Physical Therapy, Beacon Credit Union and Three Rivers Running Company.

Each year, IPRA Awards of Excellence are presented to individuals and agencies across Indiana to honor their efforts – both personally and professionally in the field of Parks and Recreation.  Winners are evaluated by their peers in the industry based upon a scoring system for quality of the project, impact on the community, creative solutions as well as other criteria.

For more information on the IPRA and the Awards of Excellence program, please contact the IPRA Office at 317-573-4035 or vmayes@inpra.org.  Visit www.inpra.org for general information.

The Indiana Park and Recreation Association founded 1916 is a state not-for-profit membership association dedicated to advancing the value of parks and recreation and those that provide it.   Through its network of recreation and park professionals, corporations, elected officials and organizations, IPRA encourages the promotion of health and wellness, recreation initiatives, and conservation of natural and cultural resources.

4 Wellness Summer Series

Since 2012 the New Haven-Adams Twp. Parks & Recreation Department has partnered with the New Haven High School Cross County/Track teams and the not for profit Well Strategies Inc to put on four running/walking events. These events are held once a month, May-August and include the Elementary Mile Run, the Canal Days 5K, the Jury Kids Triathlon and the New Haven 10K. The series was developed to get people active and to promote a healthy lifestyle. In 2014 we had 520 participants from 5 years old in the Elementary Mile to 76 years young in the New Haven 10K. We have information on the series under the event tab on our website www.newhavenparksandrec.org.  If you have any questions or would like to sponsor one or all of our events please contact me at 260-749-2212 or email mclendenen@newhavenin.org

Superintendent, New Haven-Adams Twp. Parks & Recreation

POSTED: 12/27/14 at 3:03 pm. FILED UNDER: News