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Congratulations to the City of Carson for their Award of Excellence from the California Park & Recreation Society for its Dolphin Park All Abilities Playground in the category of Excellence in Design - Park Planning Category.

The design of Dolphin Park All Abilities playground provides various stimulating types of structures that appeal to a wider range of users. The design concept also allows for inclusion of children with varying physical, cognitive, and social-emotional abilities and encouraging assimilation.

“The CPRS awards program is the highest recognition our agency can receive and our award is a credit to the staff, volunteers and our partner Marathon that made this happen. We are honored to receive this award on behalf of our residents,” said Carson Mayor Lula Davis-Holmes.

CPRS Executive Director Stephanie Stephens states, “These agencies represent the finest in initiatives addressing community issues, recreation programming, park planning, facility design, and marketing and communications in California. Park and recreation agencies throughout the state provide families, individuals, and groups access to the serenity and inspiration of nature; spaces and places for play and exercise; opportunities for directed and self-directed recreation; positive alternatives for youth to reduce crime and mischief; and activities that facilitate social connections, human development, therapy, the arts, and lifelong learning. CPRS and our award sponsors, RJM Design Group, Inc., Little Tikes Commercial and SVA Architects, are proud to recognize excellence in park and facility design, community initiatives, recreation programs, and marketing and communications.”

“We are proud to have partnered with the City on this initiative and for the opportunity to help make this community a more inclusive place to live, work, and play,” said Brad Levi, Vice President Refining, Marathon Petroleum Corporation Los Angeles Refinery.
The California Park & Recreation Society presented awards in 5 categories:

  • Creating Community Award of Excellence

  • Excellence in Design – Park Planning

  • Excellence in Design – Facility Design

  • Marketing & Communications Award of Excellence

  • Professional & Service Awards

CPRS is a membership organization with just over 4,000 members representing the 535 local parks and recreation agencies throughout the state. The mission of CPRS is to advance the profession and its members through education, networking, resources, and advocacy. Learn more at

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