Recognition

Awards & Recognition


This page highlights some of the awards and recognition the Missouri City Parks & Recreation Department has received over the years.


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The Missouri City Parks and Recreation Department joined an elite group of park and recreation agencies across the country by earning national accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). This mark of distinction indicates that our agency has met rigorous standards related to the management and administration of lands, facilities, resources, programs, safety, and services. 

To learn more about this outstanding achievement, please click here.

2020

  • Greater Houston Chapter of American Society of Public Administration's Leadership Award - Jason Mangum

2019

  • ARC of Fort Bend Community Awareness Award - Kyle Frye & Cristina Escamos
  • Keep Texas Beautiful Gold Star Award - Missouri City & Missouri City Green
  • Texas Recreation & Park Society Academy of Leadership Development Cohort - Julia Thompson
  • Texas Recreation & Park Society Young Professional of the Year - Kevin Browne
  • Texas Recreation & Park Society East Region Director of the Year - Jason Mangum
  • Texas Recreation & Park Society East Region Innovative Program Award (Mom & Son Challenge) - Daniele Stewart
  • Texas Recreation & Park Society East Region Recreation Professional of the Year - Kevin Browne
  • Texas Recreation & Park Society East Region Rookie of the Year - Adam Lofters

2018


  • American Society of Public Administration Public Interface Award – Paul Wierzbicki
  • Houston Area Urban Forestry Council Project of the Year Award (Buffalo Run Park Volunteer Tree Planting Competition) – Paul Wierzbicki
  • Keep Texas Beautiful Gold Star Award - Missouri City & Missouri City Green
  • Texas Recreation & Park Society Presidential Award of Honor - Kevin Browne
  • Texas Recreation & Park Society Textern Recipient - Julia Thompson

2017


  • Keep Texas Beautiful Gold Star Award - Missouri City & Missouri City Green
  • Texas Recreation & Park Society East Region Advocate of the Year Award - Tom & Regina Nichols
  • Texas Recreation & Park Society East Region Marketing and Promotion Award (MCTX Marketing)
  • Texas Recreation & Park Society East Region Part-Time Employee of the Year - James Miller

2016


  • Texas Recreation & Park Society East Region Promotional Award of the Year

2015


  • Houston Galveston Council Parks & Natural Areas Policy Tools & Planning Process Award (Go Native Policy & Every Day is Earth Day Program) - Paul Wierzbicki
  • TRAPS East Region Promotional Award of the Year

2014


  • Texas Association of Fairs & Events Best Environmental/Green Program (Trash-Off Event)
  • Texas Recreation & Park Society East Region Promotional Award of the Year

2013


  • Texas Association of Fairs & Events Best Environmental/Green Program (Trash-Off Event)

2012


  • Healthy at H-E-B Finalist

2011


  • Texas Recreation & Park Society Park Development Innovations Award (Edible Arbor Trail) - Paul Wierzbicki

1997


  • Texas Recreation & Park Society Texas Gold Medal

1993

  • Texas Recreation & Park Society Texas Gold Medal

1990

  • Texas Recreation & Park Society Texas Gold Medal