Awards & Recognitions

Deer Park Parks and Recreation is proud of our parks, programs and staff for their continued excellence.  The Department has won numerous accolades by leading organizations such as National Recreation and Park Association, Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS), Texas Public Pool Council (TPPC), Theatre Network of Texas, Inc. (TNT), Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (T.A.A.F.) and Jeff Ellis and Associates.

2023

  • TNT Linda Lee Leadership Award - Susan Mele
  • TNT Ovation Award - Fred White
  • Jeff Ellis and Associates Gold Audit Award
  • TRAPS East Region Maintenance Rodeo - Champions Team
    • 1st place Backpack Blower - Brandon Naranjo
    • 1st place Truck and Trailer Competition - Cody Barker and Matt Hicks
    • 2nd place Irrigation Assembly - Jason Bergman and Taylor Sandoval

2022

  • Jeff Ellis and Associates Platinum Audit Award
  • TNT Theatre Ensemble Finalist 
  • TPPC Agency of the Year
  • TRAPS East Region - Leisure & Culture Arts Picture Award
  • Houston & Galveston Area Council (HGAC) Award - Hike and Bike Trail
  • TRAPS East Region Maintenance Rodeo - Champions Team
    • 1st place Backpack Blower
    • 2nd place Mower Obstacle Course
    • 2nd place Trailer Obstacle
    • 3rd place Irrigation Assembly

2021

  • Jeff Ellis and Associates Platinum Audit Award
  • TRAPS - Lone Star Legacy Park Award
  • TRAPS East Region Maintenance Rodeo - 3rd place -Best Overall Team 
    • 2nd place Zero Turn Mower Obstacle Course
    • 3rd place Backpack Blower
    • 3rd place Backhoe Competition

2020

  • NRPA CAPRA Accreditation Award
  • TRAPS State Maintenance Rodeo - 3rd place -Best Overall Team
    • 2nd place Backpack Blower
    • 2nd place Nail Driving
  • TRAPS East Region - Aquatics Picture Award
  • Jeff Ellis and Associates Platinum Audit Award
  • T.A.A.F. Member City of the Year
  • TNT Corporate Arts Award

2019

  • Jeff Ellis and Associates Platinum Audit Award
  • Carnival Cruise Line - Rock the Boat Performance - JAPP Reaction
  • TRAPS East Region Maintenance Rodeo 
    • 1st place Backpack Blower
    • 2nd place Nail Driving

2018

  • Jeff Ellis and Associates Gold Audit Award
  • T.A.A.F. Silver Member City Award
  • TRAPS East Region Maintenance Rodeo - 3rd place Backpack Blower

2017

  • Houston Press Top Community Theatre
  • TRAPS State Maintenance Rodeo - 2nd place Plant and Weed ID

2016

  • TRAPS - Park Development Innovations Awards
    • College Park Radio Controlled Rock Crawler Course
  • TRAPS - Communication & Marketing Excellence Award Class IV
  • Special Olympics Texas - Special Friend Award
  • T.A.A.F. Bronze Member City Award
  • TRAPS East Region Maintenance Rodeo - 2nd place Plant and Weed ID

2015

  • T.A.A.F. Silver Member City Award
  • Deer Park Broadcaster & Pasadena Citizen's Annual Reader's Choice - Best Community Theatre
  • TRAPS East Region Maintenance Rodeo - 2nd place Irrigation Assembly

2014

  • Deer Park Broadcaster & Pasadena Citizen's Annual Reader's Choice - Best Theatre Venue

2013

  • Deer Park Broadcaster & Pasadena Citizen's Annual Reader's Choice - Best Kid's Camp - All Start Activity Program
  • Deer Park Broadcaster & Pasadena Citizen's Annual Reader's Choice - Best Park - Dow Park
  • Deer Park Broadcaster & Pasadena Citizen's Annual Reader's Choice - Honorable Mention Dog Park - Ella and Friends Dog Park
  • T.A.A.F. Bronze Member City Award

2012

  • T.A.A.F. Bronze Member City Award
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