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The City of Glenwood Springs is excited to announce that the Parks and Recreation department was selected with the winning cover photo and story for the July National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) magazine. The photo pictures Isaac Alonso, who has been participating in Glenwood Springs’ therapeutic recreation program and developing his love for climbing while building his confidence and strength.
Captured by Parks and Recreation Marketing Coordinator Joe Van Wyk, Glenwood Springs was chosen amongst a competitive selection process from all the United States Parks and Recreation agencies who submitted photos to be chosen for the July cover. This national recognition includes the cover, an article in the publication, and a special podcast episode featuring Community and Therapeutic Recreation Supervisor Laine Fabijanic.
Glenwood Springs City Council will celebrate this honor and the beginning of National Parks and Recreation month with a proclamation at the July 6 meeting.
The Glenwood Springs Therapeutic Recreation program is all about building community through play by providing programs and events that focus on inclusion featuring adaptive recreation for community members living with disabilities. In addition to specialized offerings, the TR program aims to make all Glenwood Parks and Recreation programs as accessible and inclusive as possible by working with individuals, families and assistants on modifications and accommodations to existing programming. Learn more at bit.ly/GlenwoodRec-TR.
The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is the leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to building strong, vibrant and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation. With more than 60,000 members, NRPA advances this mission by investing in and championing the work of park and recreation professionals and advocates — the catalysts for positive change in service of equity, climate-readiness, and overall health and well-being. For more information, visit nrpa.org.