For Release At Will: December 15, 2010
Contact: Kim Becker
City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department
City of Henderson Receives Landscape Architecture Awards
HENDERSON, Nev.— The City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department was honored at the Nevada Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects (NASLA) 2010 Landscape Architecture Awards at an event held on Dec. 3 at Wildhorse Golf Club.
The City’s Bark Park and Heritage Park project was named Project of the Year. This award is determined after all categories have been evaluated. The judges then review all of the winning entries and select a project of the year, if they agree that a project is deserving of the honor. There was no Project of Year chosen in last year’s competition.
The City’s Bark Park at Heritage Park also received an Honor Award in the Parks category, which includes a wide variety of park projects. The Black Mountain Nature Preserve project earned a Merit Award in the Planning and Analysis category, which consists of graphics and supporting documentation to show that a to-be-built project is feasible.
Judging consisted of a peer review by out-of-market landscape architecture professionals in Arizona. Each project was evaluated for innovative design, originality and creativity; consistent and complete expression of concept; sensitivity to cultural, historical, physical, and natural context; and suitability of plant material. In all, approximately 30 projects from throughout Nevada were submitted for consideration.
The nationally accredited City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department provides premium services through diverse and innovative parks, recreation and natural resource opportunities. It serves the community with seven recreation centers (including a facility for adults 50+), 11 pools, 52 parks, five skate parks, two sports complexes, more than 60 linear miles of trails, Acacia Demonstration Gardens, the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, and thousands of programs for people of all ages and abilities.