COLUMBUS—This week, State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) congratulated Cleveland Metro Parks’ Brian Zimmerman, Chief Executive Officer of the MetroParks system, on winning the 2016 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management. It is the fourth time that Cleveland MetroParks has won the award, granted by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration and the National Recreation and Park Association.

“The Cleveland MetroParks system is truly a treasure of Cuyahoga County,” said Rep. Anielski. “Whether you’re in Walton Hills or downtown Cleveland, the park systems provide clean, green spaces for children and families to spend quality outdoors time. I am delighted for the parks throughout Cuyahoga County and proud that the Cleveland MetroParks are now nationally recognized again.”

The Cleveland MetroParks system previously won the award in 1994, 2001 and 2007. The award honors the park system’s commitment to long-range planning, resource management, volunteerism, environmental stewardship, and other endeavors.

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