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Seattle Parks and Recreation seeks nominations for its Denny Awards

The awards recognizes exceptional local volunteers.

Volunteers at a Seattle park roll wheelbarrows through autumn leaves

The Denny Awards are open to all volunteers who support the Seattle parks system.

Photo by Andy Watson via the Green Seattle Partnership

Not all heroes wear capes — sometimes they wear garden gloves.

Seattle Parks and Recreation is currently seeking nominations for its Denny Awards, which gives much-deserved accolades to all the wonderful volunteers who get their hands dirty for our parks system.

Anybody can nominate a volunteer (or themselves). The main criteria:

  • The nominee should “demonstrate exceptional stewardship” of parks and/or recreation
  • They should have devoted a significant time commitment to volunteer work
  • They must show support of the department’s goals of social justice and its Thriving Environment Initiative

Got someone in mind who checks the boxes? Go ahead and get their name in by Friday, Oct. 20.
And if all this community kudos talk has you inspired, be sure to peruse our list of volunteer opportunities in Seattle. Giving is its own reward, too.