Friends Group of the Year
Friends Groups are essential to the long term well being of our Park System. These groups work earnestly to bridge the gap in maintenance for their park and provide enhancements that otherwise would not occur due to budgetary restraints.
The Park People believes that these unsung heroes should get some recognition for their efforts. To that end, since 2010, we have been issuing an annual award for "Friends Group of the Year". The Park People Board of Directors reviews the efforts of a number of Friends Groups annually to determine the current year's awardee.
The following is a list of Friends Groups that have the distinction of having been Friends Group of the Year:
2010 Friends of Kletzsch Park
2011 Friends of Hoyt Park and Pool
2012 Doctors Park Friends
2013 Friends of Grant Park
2014 Sheridan Park Friends
2015 Friends of Estabrook