The City of Escondido recently was awarded the Marketing & Communication Award of Excellence for print publications from the California Parks & Recreation Society (CPRS) for the Escondido Recreation Guide.
Last year the recreation guide was redesigned to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse and thriving community. Through the innovative use of internal staff resources, a digital publication platform, as well as community connections and valuable partnerships, the City was able to develop a modern, forward-thinking activities guide that reflects the true essence of Parks Makes Life Better®, thereby making it a complete community resource guide for recreation programming, life-long learning classes, community events, and important City news.
This unique one-of-a-kind award plaque is handmade by an artist through a Los Angeles-based nonprofit called Piece-by- Piece. Their mission is to provide low-income and formerly homeless people free mosaic art workshops using recycled materials to develop marketable skills, self-confidence, earned income, and an improved quality of life.