The City of Commerce City was recently recognized by the Colorado Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) with a Columbine Award for its excellence in facility design of the city’s new outdoor leisure pool, Paradice Island. Commerce City Athletics Recreation Supervisor Tim Moore received the Colorado Association of Recreational Athletic (CARA) Legacy Award and Chad Redin, operations recreation supervisor, was named the CPRA Facility Manager Professional of the Year.
“We’re very proud to be recognized for these efforts in parks and recreation,” said Carolyn Keith, parks and recreation director. “Paradice Island Pool and the leadership of Tim Moore and Chad Redin exemplify how agencies can make their communities amazing places to live, work and play.”
More information on the awards and winners are below.Columbine Award for DesignThe Columbine Award highlights best practices and creative ideas in design, innovation and programming. Commerce City’s unique, game-themed outdoor leisure pool is a state-of-the-art aquatic facility, featuring a 5,000-square-foot leisure pool, three water slides, a lazy river, a toddler pool, games and more. The pool opened to the public on July 10, 2015, marking the first completion of a project in the voter-approved capital improvement program. With more than 50,000 residents and upward growth, the multi-generational facility helps achieve the city’s vision of a quality community for a lifetime.
Colorado Association of Recreational Athletics (CARA) Legacy AwardAthletics Recreation Supervisor Tim Moore was the recipient of the association’s first ever CARA Legacy Award, which acknowledges long-term hard work, dedication and support to the CARA section of the Colorado Parks and Recreation Association. In addition to managing programs, services and staff for the adult and youth sports programs, in 2006 he helped start the Denver Nuggets Skills Challenge, a basketball competition for kids ages 7-14. The competition has grown each year, with more than 50 Colorado parks and recreation sites hosting local competitions with sectional winners advancing to the state championship held in conjunction with a Denver Nuggets game at the Pepsi Center. A city employee for almost 40 years and active in CARA programs for nearly 30 years, Moore was recognized for his leadership, passion, and willingness to help others.
Facility Manager Professional of the YearThe Facility Manager Professional of the Year award recognizes excellence in facility management. A Commerce City employee since 2003, Operations Recreation Supervisor Chad Redin was recognized for his dependability, professionalism, and for playing an integral part in helping other recreation facilities become better through customer service, vendor and budgeting programs. A CPRA member since 1998, Redin was also a member of the facility design and management committee for nine years, educating recreation professionals on the planning, organization, development and management of new and reconstructed recreation facilities in Colorado.