2011 Department Awards

California Parks and Recreation Society District 3 Awards

Award of Excellence - Outstanding Parks and Recreation Program

Youth Outdoor Program

The Youth Outdoor Program offers the participants the opportunity to experience the beauty of the great outdoors.  With the experience comes an education about protecting and preserving our natural resources.  The message for an activity can be simple like recycling or why we stay on designated trails, abut the most important aspect is the effort to help the youth in our community become healthier and make better choices daily.  Healthy lunches and snacks combined with the outdoor experience gives them hands on knowledge of how healthy they can be with the positive choices.  This past year the program participants has the opportunity to go sailing on the San Francisco Bay, mountain bike in Marin, camp at various locations, hike at East Bay Regional Parks, white water raft down the American River, experience a ropes course, visit the Boreal Snow Park and enjoy a day of tubing.