City of Fontana logoThe City of Fontana Community Services Department has been selected as a 2021 California Park & Recreation Society (CPRS) Award of Excellence recipient in the Excellence in Design – Park Planning category for Central City Park, which officially opened in June 2021.

The CPRS awards program recognizes outstanding achievement in the areas of facility design, park planning, marketing and communication, community improvement and programming through demonstrating the principles of resourcefulness, execution, accomplishment and alignment with the parks and recreation mission.

“Central City Park’s award-winning design reflects our City’s commitment to providing vital public park space that is safe, accessible and a fun environment for our community,” said Mayor Acquanetta Warren. “We are honored to receive this award.”

Fontana’s award-winning 13-acre park provides visitors three lighted artificial turf fields for football and soccer use, a playground, concession, storage, and restroom building. There is also a community garden and horseshoe lanes on-site with a recreational center located next to the park.

The California Park & Recreation Society presents awards in 5 categories:

  • Creating Community Award of Excellence
  • Excellence in Design – Park Planning
  • Excellence in Design – Facility Design
  • Marketing & Communications Award of Excellence
  • Professional & Service

The presentation of awards will take place at the CPRS annual conference scheduled for March in Sacramento.