Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation was recently recognized for its sustainable practices and presence in the community by the Virginia Recreation and Park Society during their awards banquet.
The Bow Creek Recreation Center and Family Golf Center, which was renovated from a 50-year old private club house building, was named the best new facility by VRPS. The 67,743-square-foot center was built to host the surrounding community and has attained certifications from the U.S. Building Council and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Center’s grant initiative — Virginia Beach Trees for Clean Water — was also recognized. The $4,500 grant initiative was named as the best new environmental sustainability project for its dedication to educating local students about the importance of trees. As of June 2016, the initiative has allowed 500 4th grade children to plant more than 100 trees in educational areas that contain less than 7% urban tree canopy cover.
To learn more about the Virginia Recreation & Parks Society visit VBgov.com/parks or call 757-385-1100.