Accolades

USTA "Blended Lines" Grant


Nephi Recreation received a grant to paint “blended” or “10 years and under” lines on two of the high school's four existing tennis courts. Through this grant, Nephi Recreation obtained $600 in funding from the United States Tennis Association's National Grant Application, and $600 in funding from the USTA’s regional chapter in Utah.

The new lines will help make some of the department’s courts more kid-friendly in size, which will help improve instruction and learning for the sport. Blended lines are also helpful for players with limited mobility, such as senior citizens or those with mental or physical handicaps.

Tennis Court

Jodi Sipple: 2017 Volunteer of the Year


Jodi Sipple was recognized by Central Utah Recreation and Parks Association for her years of service serving as Volunteer Coordinator for the Adaptive Programs. Jodi diligently volunteers each Monday evening to mentor and show support for youth with physical or mental disabilities.

Outstanding Adaptive Program


Nephi Recreation was recognized by URPA for Outstanding Adaptive Programs. Youth in Nephi ages 5-20 with disabilities participate in tennis, soccer, softball & basketball.
(Photo left to right: Janae Crowther, Tammy Shepherd, Jodi Sipple, Mayor Jones, and Recreation Director John Bradley)

Nephi Recreation recognized by URPA for Outstanding Adaptive Programs

Ambassador of Year-10 & Under

2015- US Tennis Association Intermountain (multi-state) recognized Nephi Recreation for efforts in promoting Tennis to youth 10 years and younger. Special thanks to instructors Pam Foster and Alicia Hills.

2015 US Tennis Association Intermountain recognizing Nephi City

Professional of the Year


2015- Recreation Director John Bradley was recognized as Outstanding Recreation Professional by the Utah Recreation and Parks Association.

Department of the Year


2014- Nephi Recreation was recognized at the URPA Conference by the Utah Recreation & Parks Association
* Department of the Year: Class 1 (under population of 15,000)

Program of the Year


2014-Nephi Recreation was recognized at the URPA Conference by the Utah Recreation & Parks Association
* Program of the Year- Track & Field

2014 youth track and field.

Innovation of the Year


2014-Nephi Recreation was recognized at the annual 2014 Utah Jazz/Jr Jazz Basketball Director's Banquet:
*Innovation of the Year: 1st & 2nd Grade Coed Basketball Program

Junior Jazz Logo

Recognition

URPA Leadership Academy

Robert Stroud recently graduated from a year long course sponsored by Utah Recreation and Parks Association entitled Leadership Academy. The program trains young professional in best practices throughout the State of Utah.

Robert Stroud award

Disc Golf Course Grant


2016-7-Eleven Nephi Store donated $711 to the Nephi Disc Golf Course. Store Manager Paula Bean delivered the check.

2016 711 donation to Nephi Disc Golf Course

Fishing Grant


2015-Nephi Recreation recipient of $525 Angling Activities Grant from Utah Department of Natural Resources/Division of Wildlife Resources

Tennis Grant


2014-Nephi Recreation recipient of $1000 Tennis Grant from US Tennis Association/Utah & Intermountain Branch

Volunteer Recognition


2014-Jay Maughan recognized by the Central Utah Recreation & Parks Association for his years of volunteer service related to youth baseball/softball in Nephi City. (Photo with Nephi Mayor Mark Jones & Rec Director John Bradley)

Photo with Nephi Mayor Mark Jones and Rec Director John Bradley

Certified Youth Sports Administrator


2014-Recreation Director John Bradley recognized by the National Alliance of Youth Sports as a Certified Youth Sports Administrator. (Photo with Nephi Mayor Mark Jones)

2013-Neal Menlove recognized by the Central Utah Recreation & Parks Association for his years of volunteer service related to Recreation in Nephi City.

Nephi Mayor Mark Jones