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Anaheim Outdoors Connectivity Plan Website Wins Award Of Excellence
As the City plans its future urban landscape, residents are encouraged to participate
ANAHEIM, CA - (March 11, 2013) - The Anaheim Outdoors Connectivity Plan website (www.anaheimoutdoors.net) recently received an Award of Excellence from the California Park and Recreation Society (CPRS), in the category of Marketing and Communications. The award was presented this past weekend at the 2013 California and Pacific Southwest Recreation and Park Training Conference in San Jose, CA.

The Anaheim Outdoors Connectivity Plan is a citywide project aimed at creating green space in the City, and residents are encouraged to participate in current and future planning of outdoor space in Anaheim.

On Thursday, March 14, at 6:30 p.m. the City will host a public input meeting concerning the northern extension of Anaheim Coves at Burris Basin. The meeting will take place at Rio Vista Elementary School, 310 N. Rio Vista, Anaheim, CA 92806. Residents and business owners are invited to participate in the first project being planned as a result of the Anaheim Outdoors Connectivity Plan

The Anaheim Outdoors Connectivity Plan will help the City of Anaheim increase open space, increase non-vehicular opportunities, and ultimately improve the health of the residents of Anaheim. The ‘Anaheim Outdoors - It’s Your Backyard’ brand represents active recreation and encourages residents to feel comfortable in the outdoors, as if they are in their own backyard. The Plan website also offers residents the opportunity to provide input on this important citywide plan.

“The City of Anaheim has much to offer its residents, including our trademark southern California weather,” said Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait. “The Anaheim Outdoors Connectivity Plan is a way for residents to get involved with planning the future look and design of their city. We are grateful for the Award of Excellence, and I commend all who are involved for their dedication to adding to the quality of life throughout Anaheim.”

CPRS Executive Director Jane H. Adams states, “These agencies represent the finest in recreation programming and community wide initiatives, 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 the award sponsors, Rain Bird, Little Tikes Commercial Play Systems, and RJM Design Group, Inc., are proud to recognize the excellent parks, recreation programs, services and facilities provided to Californians.”

The California Park and Recreation Society presented awards in five categories:

  • Creating Community Award of Excellence
  • Excellence in Design – Park Planning
  • Excellence in Design – Facility Design
  • Marketing and Communications Award of Excellence
  • Professional and Service

CPRS is a membership organization with 3,400 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.

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ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation's premier municipalities and is one of California's most populous and most visited cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 351,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation's annual budget is $1.7 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as: Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc.; L-3 Communications; Pacific Sunwear; and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including: Angels Baseball; Anaheim Ducks; the U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with: The Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast; Honda Center; City National Grove of Anaheim; Anaheim GardenWalk; Angel Stadium of Anaheim; and ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center). In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes more than 20 million visitors to the City, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.


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