Summit Park receives award from GLPTI

Parks and Rec Director Brian Kruse with GLPTI reps and award 
(pictured: GLPTI Executive Director Steve Wolter, Blue Ash Parks and Recreation Director Brian Kruse and Board of Advisors Chair Ginger Murphy)

Summit Park GLPTI award

(February 28, 2020 - Blue Ash) 

The City of Blue Ash is honored to announce it has received the Great Lakes Park, Facility or Program Award for Summit Park.

This award, from the Great Lakes Park Training Institute (GLPTI) at Indiana University, “recognizes parks, facilities, and programs completed within the last 5 years which represent the cutting edge of the leisure movement in the United States. Award winners represent innovative, cost-effective design, demonstrate the utilization of community input and resources, and provide a significant impact on their community and agency,” according to the 2020  nomination guidelines.

“It is fantastic to receive this achievement from such an esteemed organization. Summit Park’s design was carefully crafted to create a fun and vibrant gathering space for people of all ages. We are honored to be recognized for the hard work and strategic vision that went into the project,” said Brian Kruse, Blue Ash Parks and Recreation Director. 

Kruse attended the GLPTI Awards Dinner on February 25, to accept the award in person.

 About Summit Park:

Summit Park, located in the center of Blue Ash, is a beautiful, 130-acre world-class park that provides exciting, year-round events, activities, and unique learning opportunities. Experience a breathtaking 360-degree view of the Tri-State in the free Observation Tower, explore the Naturescape playground, discover trails, catch a fish in the pond, take your furry friend to the dog park, and dine in one of four outstanding on-site restaurants! In the winter months, the park offers unique and affordable fun with ice skating and sledding. (See the video above.) Summit Park is also an exceptional venue for national and regional entertainment, and it is the perfect site for your next gathering or event. At Summit Park, you really can do it all!