mParks' Community Service Awards recognize individuals and groups who show outstanding support to public recreation and park programs in their community: friends groups, department volunteers, and advocates. This year’s Community Service Awards are given to the following groups, organizations and individuals for their ongoing and tireless ... Read full article »
After almost forty years in the parks and recreation profession, the time has come to figure out what I want to do when I grow up and on Friday that journey begins.  I have been blessed with some terrific stops along the way and my time at mParks has been the capstone.    Serving our profession and the association for the past se... Read full article »
Robert Tooley   Service to the parks and recreation industry is one of the cornerstones of the mParks Hall of Fame, and with his extensive professional accomplishments and mParks involvement, Robert Tooley is an undeniable representation of that quality. Tooley’s journey in parks and recreation began in Wisconsin, where he comple... Read full article »
Marye Miller   If there is anyone in Michigan who represents advocacy and service to senior citizens, it’s Marye E. Miller. After her initial involvement in the parks and recreation industry as a mini bus driver and accountant for Rochester Avon Recreational Authority, she began working more heavily with older populations as acting dir... Read full article »
Gerald Jaloszynski   Starting from his first parks and recreation job as a summer park ranger with the Department of Natural Resources, Gerald Jaloszynski has maintained a longstanding hands-on approach which has led to an impressive list of accomplishments and community service. Jaloszynski studied parks and recreation at the associate, ... Read full article »
Timothy John Doyle   One of mParks’ central goals is to mentor parks and recreation professionals in their careers, and to create not only quality work but passionate work. Timothy Doyle displayed these values and more during his career, spanning across three states and impacting both professionals and community members through parks a... Read full article »
Edward Deeb Metro Detroit Youth Day Parks and recreation are a valuable community offering for all ages, but it plays a particularly important role in the lives of youth, and mParks is pleased to recognize Edward Deeb in this year’s Hall of Fame for his vital work in youth parks and recreation. Deeb’s centerpiece involvement in the p... Read full article »
H. Lee Bancroft City of Lansing Parks & Recreation Parks and Recreation is a field made possible by all types of people and roles, from custodians to secretaries to directors. Among these many roles, occasionally someone comes along as something of a “pacesetter,” encouraging others around them and creating much greater impact tha... Read full article »
mParks is excited to announce the recipients of the 2017 Healthy Recreation Catalyst Award! Of the 31 applicants, six projects, totaling $15,000, were funded. The Healthy Recreation Catalyst Award aims to implement projects focused on getting people active and healthy. The award is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and available to an... Read full article »
$33,333 goal to win a 2:1 matching grant through MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places initiative in partnership with mPark Foundation   Lansing, Mich. – The city of Grand Ledge’s Jaycee Park will soon have a universally accessible Splashpad for all to enjoy with the help of a new crowdfunding campaign, the Michigan Econom... Read full article »
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