PARKS & RECREATION
The Cartersville Parks and Recreation Department won the Georgia Recreation and Park Association 5th District Agency of the year on Wednesday, October 22nd, at the annual awards banquet held at Red Top Mountain State Park. The Georgia Recreation and Park Association 5th district includes 30 recreation departments from the Tennessee/Georgia line, all the way over to Gilmer and Pickens County and on the east, Haralson County on the west and Cobb County in the south. The Cartersville Parks and Recreation was awarded agency of the year for its many accomplishments this year which have included: renovating 2 pocket parks, completion of the Pine Mountain west trail loop, renovation Aubrey Street Pool, renovated exercise stations at the baseball complex, 2 trail grants, and the numerous tournaments hosted by CPRD. Greg Anderson received the award on behalf of Cartersville Parks and Recreation Department also attending was Britt McGill, James Gordy, Becky Pruitt, and Kristin Strickland.