Elmer H. Anderson Park Excellence Award Received By Douglas County Board Of Commissioners

Posted By on June 12, 2017

by Melissa Blosser, Douglas County Community Relations · 1 min read

MINDEN, Nev. — The Douglas County Board of Commissioners received the State of Nevada’s highest Park Excellence Award at the June 1, 2017 board meeting.

The award was given for the planning, design and construction of the Douglas County Community and Senior Center. This award was issued to Douglas County by the Nevada Recreation & Park Society at its annual conference held on April 19, 2017.

“This is a tremendous honor to receive this distinction from the Nevada Recreation & Park Society,” said Scott Morgan, Community Services, Parks and Recreation Director. “The Douglas County Community and Senior Center has received a lot of attention not only for its design and efficiencies, but also for its ongoing operations. It is nice to see this facility get recognized outside of our community.”

The Douglas County Community and Senior Center opened in December of 2014 ahead of schedule and under budget. It currently boasts 83,000 square feet of multigenerational community spacing including a fully functional medical clinic, adult day care, gymnasium, fitness center, multipurpose rooms and senior center. It cost $16.9 million dollars to build and is the only true multigenerational facility on the West Coast.

Photo courtesy of Douglas County