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Georgia parks division contender for award

POSTED: August 16, 2007 5:03 a.m.
Georgia’s State Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites Division is a finalist for the National Recreation and Park Association’s “Gold Medal Excellence in Park & Recreation Management” award — the most prestigious award a recreation agency can achieve. Georgia shares the honor with state park systems from Utah and Tennessee.
The winner will be announced Sept. 26 at the 2007 NRPA Congress & Exposition in Indianapolis.
“Georgia's popularity as a great place to live, work and play is due in large part to our rich diversity and careful stewardship of our natural and cultural resources,” Becky Kelley, director of the Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites Division, said.
The finalist application process included a short video produced with assistance from Georgia Public Broadcasting. An edited version can be viewed online at www.GeorgiaStateParks.org.
Georgia’s state parks and historic sites are diverse. Overnight accomodations range from campgrounds to cottages, and from lodge rooms to yurts. Recreational offerings include canoe and boat rental, fishing docks, swimming pools and lakeside beaches, hiking and biking trails, horseback riding trails, miniature golf as well as championship golf, and ranger programs. Picnic shelters can be reserved for birthday parties, family reunions and other large groups.
Call 1-800-864-7275 for a free brochure.
 

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