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Posted on: November 16, 2021

Parks and Rec Wins Two Awards from Texas Recreation and Park Society

Heritage Park with trees and landscaping along walkway

The Flower Mound Parks and Recreation Department recently took home two awards from the Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS).

The Young Men's Service League (YMSL) Pacesetter Chapter was named the "Advocate of the Year" for their work with the Flower Mound Seniors In Motion program. The YMSL is a nonprofit organization that allows moms and their high school aged sons to serve and volunteer together in their communities. The Pacesetter Chapter has partnered with the Town of Flower Mound for many years. 

In March 2020, everything stopped, including many services that local senior centers provided to their older residents. The Flower Mound Senior Center took quick action to serve its members and never missed a meal. This could not have happened without the mothers and sons from the Young Men's Service League. For the last year and a half, a handful of moms and their sons went to the Flower Mound Senior Center every Tuesday and Thursday to prepare, package, and hand out meals to over 200 seniors each day. As the mothers most often assisted packaging up to-go boxes of food, their sons braved the cold, rainy winters, and the heat waves of summer ensuring that every member got their meal for the day. A well-deserved award, YMSL!

Additionally, Heritage Park won the "Park Design Excellence Award" for being a family-friendly hot spot for picnics, birthday parties, play groups, family reunions, and special events. The park's design - including a community-built playground, splash pad, dog park, 18-hole disc golf course, boardwalk, pond, nature observation platform, wildlife encounter trails, pavilion, and more - could not have been a reality without the support and input from residents and various stakeholders around the community. So thank you for guiding us through the design process and being Heritage Park's biggest supporters!

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