Hillsborough Township Parks and Recreation Department receives three NJRPA awards

The Hillsborough Township’s Parks and Recreation Department was recognized at the annual 2021 New Jersey Recreation and Parks Association (NJRPA) conference.

The NJRPA awards were held in February to identify dedicated leaders, employees and volunteers in the field of parks and recreation and recognize the state’s outstanding park and recreation agencies for excellence in programming, publicity and facility design, according to information provided by the township.

Honored under the Excellence in Programming category, Hillsborough Township Parks and Recreation won the Health and Wellness Programming Award for their spring COVID campaign, their virtual Clue game and their 88.5K virtual run.

The team also earned the Gregory A. Marshall Parks & Historic Resource Award for their Go Green for Halloween costume exchange program that was held at the municipal building last fall, and the Agency Showcase Award for their “COVID 6-Feet” summer camp signs.

“It was very nice for the team to be recognized for their hard work and creativity in an unprecedented year,” said Bob Wagner, Hillsborough’s director of Parks and Recreation, said in the statement. “Each member stepped into unknown territory to make sure our programs and activities continued to run and meet the needs of our residents in a very challenging year. I thank Griffin, Jessicia, Russell and Annette for a job well done and congratulate each of them.”

For information on the Hillsborough Township Parks and Recreation spring programs, visit hillsboroughnjrecreation.org or call 908-369-4832.