Three prestigious state awards given to York park and recreation efforts

Parks and Recreation Awards

LINCOLN – Three state awards were given to York park and recreation efforts Thursday night, Sept. 21.

The 2023 Nebraska Parks and Recreation Awards were presented during an event in Lincoln.

The Peyton Parker Lane Playground in York was given the top Park and Recreation Facility Award. This all-inclusive playground opened earlier this year, at Mincks Park in York. This park was a result of a grassroots fundraising campaign, which exceeded $1 million, to be followed by city-paid infrastructure projects. This is the largest all-inclusive playground in the state.

York Parks and Recreation Director Cheree Folts was named the winner of this year’s prestigious Distinguished Service Award. Folts has been with the city’s park and recreation department for more than 10 years, most of which being director.

And York Parks and Recreation’s Michaela Stuhr was named a recipient of the President’s Award.


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