The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) has recognized Carroll College Nelson Stadium in Helena, Mont. with a Grand Award in the Athletic Fields category of the Society’s 2008 Green Star Awards competition. Hickey Field of Bergenfield Little League Association in Bergenfield, N.J. and Baker Field Athletic Complex in New York, N.Y. both received Honor Awards in the same category.
These sites were honored during the Society’s 2008 School of Grounds Management that took place October 22-25 held in conjunction with the GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Ky.
The Green Star Awards program brings national recognition to grounds maintained with a high degree of excellence, complimenting other national landscape award programs that recognize outstanding landscape design and construction. This year’s program acknowledged the nation’s top manicured grounds in settings ranging from government buildings to amusement parks to universities. Overall, PGMS presented eight Grand Awards, its highest honor, as well as 11 Honor Awards in seven categories of competition.
Past Green Star recipients in the Athletic Fields Category include The University of Miami-Unicco in Coral Gables, Fla., Pomona College in Claremont, Calif., and Arroyo Grande Complex in the City of Henderson, Nev.