Westerville Parks Wins National Gold Medal Award

Westerville Parks & Recreation Wins National Gold Medal Again

Posted Date: 11/12/2013

Those living in Westerville know how wonderful the City of Westerville Parks & Recreation Department services are. Westerville has won many awards for it’s outstanding parks and recreation programs, the latest being the National Gold Medal Award at the 2013 National Recreation & Parks Association (NRPA) Congress in Houston, Texas. Westerville has won the Gold Medal award four-times (1974, 2001, 2007, 2013), and is the first city to win the award three times consecutively since 1996.

The Gold Medal Award honors communities, throughout the United States, that demonstrate excellence in long-range planning, resource management and agency recognition. Each agency is judged on its ability to address the needs of those it serves through the collective energies of citizens, staff and elected officials.

Westerville Ohio Community Center - Courtesy of ColumbusCastles.com
Westerville Community Center – Courtesy of ColumbusCastles.com

As a Westerville REALTOR® and resident for over 12 years, I can personally vouch for the outstanding recreational programs, parks and facilities in Westerville; they are the best in Central Ohio. Having lived and sold homes all over Central Ohio, I can say there is no other community that offers as much as Westerville does for the price.

Westerville prides itself on being a “city within a park” with almost 600 acres of park lands in 46 locations, 12,000 street trees, 26 miles of paths and bike trails, the Highlands Aquatic Center, and a modern 96,600 square foot Community Center.

The Westerville Parks and Recreation Department offers more than 1,900 programs annually for citizens of all ages and abilities. Westerville’s Parks and Recreations programs are professionally designed and there’s something for everyone including: pre-school, parent/child, youth, teen/adult and senior adult programs; athletics; the arts; aquatics; special events; day camps; sports leagues ; leisure classes; entertainment; wellness programs and more!

Check out a few videos I have taken, highlighting Westerville’s Parks and Recreational facilities:

Westerville Community Center Indoor Pool Video

Westerville Highlands Aquatic Center Swimming Pool Complex Overview Video

Westerville Highlands Aquatic Center Swimming Pool Lazy River Video

If you are interested in living in Westerville, learn more about the Westerville real estate market and community at: Columbuscastles.com/westerville-ohio-real-estate

As an experienced Westerville REALTOR®, I’d love the opportunity to serve your Westerville real estate needs! If you are interested in buying or selling a home in Westerville, CONTACT PETRA at 614-746-2115!

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