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Nominate your parks hero for Denny Award

If you know someone in the neighborhood who goes above and beyond in caring for our parks, you can nominate them for the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department’s Denny Awards, which honor volunteer service to the city’s parks system.

The Denny Awards acknowledge and honor the crucial role volunteers play in neighborhood parks, community centers, and recreation programs throughout the city. Volunteers help Parks and Recreation staff and management in the work of the department and give valuable advice on important decisions about our Parks and Recreation facilities and operations. Volunteers pull ivy and plant native trees in our parks, coach kids’ sports, work as docents at selected parks and the Seattle Aquarium, and serve on various advisory councils and boards.

The awards are named for Seattle pioneers the Denny family, who were dedicated to preserving park land and open space for the public.

Nominees should must have:

  • Demonstrated exceptional stewardship to parks and/or recreation;
  • Provided stellar leadership related to enhancing and preserving parks and/or recreation programs;
  • Demonstrated a significant personal commitment of time and effort to assist the Seattle Parks and Recreation department; and
  • Gained respect of community peers for efforts to help Seattle Parks and Recreation.

The nomination form is due by Thursday, Oct. 1, and the awards ceremony is Tuesday, Nov. 17.

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