The association recently recognized several individuals and organizations for their work and dedication to further parks and recreation in the state. Congratulations to the 2017 SDPRA award winners!
- Longevity Awards: Dale Simpson, Lake Louise Recreation Area; Gene Morsching, Aberdeen Parks, Recreation and Forestry; and Mike Ullrich, Richmond Lake Recreation Area
- Organization Commitment Citation: Aberdeen Convention & Visitors Bureau Sports & Recreation Committee
- Young Professional Award: Katy Hiltunen, Game, Fish and Parks, Pierre
- Meritorious Professional Service: Travis Lemer, Aberdeen Parks, Recreation and Forestry
- Hall of Fame Award: Susie Garry-Weber, Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation