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Fullerton’s Community Center Wins Prestigious Award
Contact :Fullerton City Manager’s Office    (714) 738-6317
Fullerton, Ca – The City of Fullerton received an Award of Excellence from the California Park & Recreation Society (CPRS) for the Fullerton Community Center in the awards category of Excellence in Design - Facility Design: Community Centers/Mixed Use Facilities – Facility Class 3.  The City was honored at the 2013 California and Pacific Southwest Recreation and Park Training Conference, held in San Jose, CA, on March 6-8, 2013.

The Excellence in Design – Facility Design category recognizes excellence in design of completed park, recreation and/or cultural facilities intended for public use. The project may be either new construction or a rehabilitation project that demonstrates high standards of planning, design, community involvement, operation and maintenance, quality of aesthetics, usability, accessibility and versatility.

Class 3 recognizes projects costing $15 million or more.

Upon being notified of the award, Fullerton Mayor Bruce Whitaker said, "This is a prestigious award and it is a tribute of the vision and leadership of our City council and the many community partners who worked tirelessly, to help make this Center a reality."

Fullerton's new Director of Parks & Recreation, Hugo Curiel, accepted the award on behalf of the City, noted, “The CPRS awards program is the highest recognition our agency can receive and our award is a credit to the staff and partners that made this happen. We are honored to receive this award on behalf of the City Council and our residents.”

The Fullerton Community Center includes a 25 meter pool, fitness room, 32-station computer lab, two full-courts gymnasium, grand ballroom with state-of-the-art audio visual amenities, a stage and commercial kitchen.  It allows a dining capacity of 300 and the Courtyard or North Commons can accommodate 250 – 300 guests, whether indoors or out. Seniors will continue to enjoy the lunch program, in addition to fitness and education classes.  Parks and Recreation also sponsors many programs, classes and activities for younger adults, families and community members of all ages.  The Boys and Girls Club also operates their programs at the Center.           

CPRS Executive Director Jane H. Adams states, “These agencies represent the finest in recreation programming and community-wide initiatives, park planning, facility design, and marketing and communications in California.”