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Parks and recreation divisions earn state awards

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By Kirsten Laskey

There are sites and activities that are deemed unique to Los Alamos and embraced by locals. But now, it is more than just Los Alamos residents who are noticing these local gifts.

In fact, the New Mexico Recreation and Parks Association presented awards to the Los Alamos Recreation Division and the Parks Division during its annual conference in September.

The recreation division received the Aquatic Program of the Year award for its Pumpkin Splash activity while the parks division earned the Park/Trails/Bike Path award for its design and master plan for Camp May.

“We’re very proud and honored that ee our peers chose this program out of several that were submitted,” Dianne Marquez, recreation program and ice rink manager, said.

In response the park division’s award, Park Division Manager Dick McIntyre said, “the guys appreciate it. It’s acknowledgement of their work and the things they do.”

The Pumpkin Splash, Marquez said, involves throwing between 100-150 pumpkins into the pool. Young people dive into the pool, retrieve a pumpkin and are encouraged to decorate it.

The Pumpkin Splash will be held from 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Advanced tickets cost $6 and are required for participants. Tickets can be purchased at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.


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