NJ Recreation and Parks Awards

In March 2016, the DCP was recognized by the NJ Recreation and Parks Association with three separate awards presented during the Annual NJRPA Conference held each year in Atlantic City.

DCP Brand Manager, Sophie H Mannaerts and DCP Board Presiding Officer, James Colucci proudly took home the Agency Showcase Award in Digital Media Promotion for their work on Shark Diddy TV. Each segment of Diddy TV covers a different SFAC safety topic, educating patrons on proper use of life jackets, general pool safety rules, and more.

Accepting the Daniel M. Gasalberti Recreation Programming Award was DCP Programmer, David Guida for his work on Paddleboarding at the SFAC. David developed and implemented the Paddleboarding Program in the summer of 2015, welcoming members and non-members to participate alongside trained instructors from Summertime Surf and Paddle School of Belmar, NJ.

The final and most coveted award of the night, the Fay S. Mathewson Crystal Award, was also presented to James Colucci, this time recognizing him as a “Friend of Recreation, Parks, and Conservation.”

Past NJRPA Awards

  • Agency Showcase Award, Marketing Campaign - "Why Swim Anywhere Else?"- 2015
  • Excellence in Visual and Cultural Arts Programming- Screen on the Green- 2013
  • Excellence in Special Event Programming- Shark Diddy’s Birthday Bash-2012
  • Agency Showcase Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Printed Materials Category- 2012

  • Excellence in Educational or Interpretive Programming- 2012

  • Agency Showcase Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Electronic Media Category- 2008

  • Excellence in Design Award- 2006