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Parks, Arts and Recreation Award of Excellence

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The Bloomington Parks, Arts and Recreation Award of Excellence is bestowed annually by the Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission (PARC) in recognition and grateful appreciation of continuous community service and steadfast dedication towards the advancement of parks, arts and recreation programs and facilities in the City of Bloomington.

The Award of Excellence is your opportunity to nominate and recognize anyone you believe to be deserving of the award. You may also nominate more than one individual.

2022 nominations are now closed. Meet this year's winner below! 

Do you know someone who has made a positive impact on the City of Bloomington's parks, trails, recreation programs, events and/or facilities? If so, use the form below to tell us more and nominate them for the 2022 Parks, Arts and Recreation Award of Excellence. Nominations will be accepted June 1 - July 25, 2022.  


2022 Award of Excellence Honoree

Meet Jay Ludwig, recipient of the 2022 Parks, Arts and Recreation Award of Excellence for his two decades of work on historical and cultural programming at historic Gideon and Agnes Pond House and Pond Dakota Mission Park. 

Parks, Arts and Recreation Award of Excellence 2022: Jay Ludwig