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Palo Alto, CA 94301


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City of Palo Alto Receives Award of Achievement from the California Park and Recreation Society
Contact : Richard James, Director, City of Palo Alto, Community Services Department    650-463-4952
Palo Alto, CA -- The City of Palo Alto, in partnership with Stanford University, received a 2007 Award of Achievement from the California Park and Recreation Society (CPRS) for its planning and design efforts for the development of the Stanford/Palo Alto Community Playing Fields located at Page Mill Road and El Camino Real. The award was presented at the California and Pacific Southwest Recreation and Park Training Conference held recently in Sacramento.

Jane H. Adams, CPRS Executive Director emphasized that the winning agencies "represent the finest in recreation programming, park and facility design, promotional materials, and park maintenance in California. Park and recreation agencies throughout the state provide families, individuals, and groups spaces to learn and play, create and imagine, and be safe and secure." She further stated that CPRS is "proud to recognize the excellent parks, recreation facilities, and
recreation programs and services that are provided to Californians."

The Stanford/Palo Alto Playing Fields project provides the community with two full-sized, night lighted, synthetic turf soccer fields that can be played on yearround. The fully landscaped design incorporates sufficient parking, a restroom and food and beverage facility, and a practice area.

"The CPRS awards program is the highest recognition our agency can receive," stated Richard James, the City’s Director of Community Services. "The award is a credit to a successful partnership with Stanford University, Stanford Management Company and landscape architect Gary Laymon of the Guzzardo Partnership Inc."

The California Park & Recreation Society presented awards in 4 categories: Recreation/Community Services Programming, Agency Showcase (for marketing materials and campaigns), Facility Design & Park Planning; and Park and Facility Maintenance, CPRS is a membership organization with 4,200 members representing the 525 local parks and recreation agencies in the state. The mission of CPRS is to provide the leadership and resources to promote the role of parks & recreation in creating community through people, parks and programs.