Each year the South Dakota Parks and Recreation Association (SDPRA) recognizes organizations and individuals for their work and dedication to communities through parks and recreation. Awards are selected by past and present SDPRA board members, composed of parks and recreation professionals.
To nominate an individual or group for an award, please complete the necessary award application. Nominations are accepted at any time. Awards are presented at the annual meeting each fall.
- Young Professional
- Years of Service
- Professional Service Award
- Organization Citation
- Individual Citation
- Hall of Fame
- Distinguished Citizen Award
- Community Excellence Award
- Jean Pearson, SDPRA Awards Chair
The SDPRA student scholarship program promotes and supports excellence in the field of park and recreation by providing financial assistance for both undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in a South Dakota college and university with parks and recreation emphasis. Two students in the recreation, parks and/or natural resource management are each awarded a $2,000 scholarship following review of applications.