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Awards

The Desert Recreation District has been honored over the years to receive awards from local and State-wide organizations in recognition of the work done by DRD in the Coachella Valley.  With all awards, DRD is always honored and humbled by the recognition given to us.

California Association for Park & Recreation Insurance (CAPRI)

2011 - Cycle XII: In Recognition of District's Commitment to Safety & Loss Control

2008 - Cycle XI: In Recognition of District's Commitment to Safety & Loss Control

2006 - Cycle X: In Recognition of District's Commitment to Safety & Loss Control

2004 - Cycle IX: In Recognition of District's Commitment to Safety & Loss Control

 

California Association of Recreation & Park Districts (CARPD)

2017 - Awards of Distinction: Outstanding General Manager (Kevin Kalman)

2016 - Awards of Distinction: Outstanding Volunteer of the Year (Andrea Owad)

2009 - Awards of Distinction: Outstanding Large District

2005 - Best Marketing/Communications

2004 - Best Renovated Facility: La Quinta Community Park and Community Center

 

California Special Districts Association (CSDA)

2017 - Innovative Program of the Year (Adaptive Programming)
2011 - Excellence in Community Service

 

California Park & Recreation Society (CPRS)

2008 - Agency Showcase: Activity Guide

 

La Quinta Chamber of Commerce

2012 - Community Service Award

2010 - Non-Profit of the Year

 

Special District Leadership Foundation

2016 - 2018 - District Transparency Certificate of Excellence

2014 - 2016 - District Transparency Certificate of Excellence
 

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

2017Sustainability Award