Alga Norte Community Park was honored by The California Park & Recreation Society (CPRS) with an Excellence in Design award. CPRS recently presented the award to the City of Carlsbad Parks & Recreation staff at a conference in Sacramento. Park Development Manager Liz Ketabian acknowledged that the award is special because it represents recognition by the city’s peers in park development. She explained, “This recognition is a cherry on top of the real reward, which is seeing people enjoy the park every single day. Designing and building Alga Norte was a real team effort, and nothing makes all of us in the parks and recreation department happier than to see the park filled up with families having a wonderful time.” The park was also honored by the San Diego/Imperial Chapter of American Public Works Associations as a 2014 Project of the Year last year. For more information visit