Department Recognition

The Tamarac Parks and Recreation Department strives to be the best. We have been recognized in several areas. Some awards received include:

  • Florence Goldman Award for Outstanding Senior Center twice; most recently in 2015
  • Commission for Accreditation of Parks and Recreation Agencies: Re-Accreditation; 2015
  • 2015 Facility Showcase Awards for Mainlands Park and the Synthetic Turf Field at the Tamarac Sports Complex
  • Designated a Playful City, USA for five consecutive years; most recently in 2014
  • 2014 Broward Family Favorite/Broward Family Life Magazine - "Best Place to Swim and Splash - Caporella Aquatic Center
  • Home Depot Community Impact Grant 2011
  • Florida Recreation and Parks Association (FRPA) It Starts in Parks Award; 2010
  • Florida Recreation and Parks Association (FRPA) Media Excellence Award; 2010
  • Beverly Foundation STAR Award for Senior Transportation 2009
  • 2009 Facility Showcase Award for Tamarac Sports Complex Expansion
  • Florida League of Cities Employee of the Year Award - Rose Cure-Persad named a finalist 2008
  • 2008 Facility Showcase Award for Caporella Aquatic Center
  • 2008 Facility Showcase Award for Tephford Park
  • Florida Recreation and Parks Association (FRPA) Agency Excellence Award – Category IV (Populations between 35,000 – 74,999); 2008
  • 2005 Facility Showcase Award for Sunset Point Park
  • Designated an Intensive Community site for the We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity and Nutrition) Program
  • Beautification Awards for Caporella Park (first place) and Sunset Point Park (third place)
  • City Livability Award recipient
  • Communities for a Lifetime Award
  • Florida Recreation and Parks Association (FRPA) Corporate Support Award presented to Community Garden partner, Kiwanis Club of Tamarac