The California Parks and Recreation Society, District 2 held its annual Awards and Installation Banquet on March 9, 2012 at Barbara Morse Wackford Community Complex in Elk Grove.  The California Parks and Recreation Society District 2 provides networking and professional development opportunities for its members so that they may promote the benefits of parks and recreation.  Each year, many of these members are recognized for their outstanding contributions in creating community throughout District 2 in Northern California at the annual awards and installation banquet. 

This year, Southgate Recreation & Park District Board of Director, Edwin “Edd” Smith, received the Champion of the Community Award. Edd has served on the Southgate Recreation & Park District Board for 36 years and continues to play a major role in creating positive recreation and community programs throughout the South Sacramento area. Edd Smith has worked, and continues to work, with many agencies Statewide to support parks and recreation. He has truly been a champion to the District and the community.

Also this year, Southgate Recreation & Park District’s website received the Showcase in Marketing Award. The District is very proud of the new website and would like to thank everyone who worked diligently to turn ideas into reality. The new District website provides information about the District, its mission, classes and events. You can view the award winning website at