Healthy Park Award
Awarded to urban parks, town squares, community hubs, regional, local, and forestry parks. This is for an outstanding natural environment that may or may not have built structures within it. 

HOT TIP: There's nothing more annoying than your computer crashing just before you submit your application, so a great tip is to write your application in word or notepad first and then copy it into the form - that way you'll never lose your hard work!

All applications are to supply:

  • A one minute video – to give a high-level overview of the applicant.

  • Three photos – to showcase the applicant

  • A written submission that provides data / evidence to show how the applicant meets each of the judging criteria, maximum of 400 words per criteria


Applications/nominations must respond to each of the judging criteria specified for each award. Applications that do not address or provide relevant evidence for each criteria will likely score lower than those that do.


Photos and videos may be used to showcase the applicants and winners at the Awards Presentation Dinner. 

Please note winners will NOT be notified prior to the Awards’ ceremony so we encourage all nominees to attend the awards dinner. All nominations are to be made electronically. No hard copies will be accepted.

Applications close 4pm, Friday 25 March 2022.


Who can apply? 

  • Any organisation or individual who is involved in parks, play, and open spaces.  

  • An organisation can apply for recognition themselves, or be nominated by another party 

  • The Parks Person of the Year will be awarded to an individual 

  • Applicants do not need to be members of Recreation Aotearoa (however will be given automatic virtual membership)