For its many recent renovations, the Kettering, Ohio, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department was named a Class IV finalist in the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration/National Recreation and Parks Association 2014 National Gold Medal awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management. (Photo provided)

For its many recent renovations, the Kettering, Ohio, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department was named a Class IV finalist in the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration/National Recreation and Parks Association 2014 National Gold Medal awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management. (Photo provided)