Park Conservancy Selected for Health Award
The nonprofit Shelby Farms Park Conservancy is slated to receive the National Recreation and Park Association's (NRPA) National Health and Fitness Award for the park's 2011 Woodland Discovery Summer Challenge, an educational day camp. NRPA is scheduled to present the award on Oct. 17 in Anaheim, California.
Annual winners are honored for excellence in programming, leadership, research, public outreach, and professional and voluntary service. Meanwhile, the summer challenge, sponsored by the Medtronic Foundation, promotes being active and healthy outdoors with a variety of field trips and other activities for kids.
Shelby Farms Park Conservancy manages and operates the park and the Shelby Farms Greenline in Memphis.