Hall of Fame


Induction into the NDRPA Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed on its members. Twenty-three individuals have been inducted since 1994.

Submit Nominations

NDRPA is accepting nominations for the 2020 NDRPA Hall of Fame. New members will be inducted during the NDRPA Awards Banquet at the 2020 NDRPA State Conference in Bismarck on Sept. 16. Deadline for nominations is July 16.

Download the 2020 NDRPA Hall of Fame nomination form.


Qualifications for Hall of Fame

NDRPA shall recognize outstanding parks and recreation professionals in its Hall of Fame who are eligible if they meet at least two of the following three criteria:
1. 50 years old
2. 20 years of parks and recreation service in North Dakota
3. Retirement

The candidate’s nomination shall be judged on the following criteria:

  • A successful record of accomplishment in the parks and recreation field in North Dakota.
  • Active participation in the NDRPA shall be a high consideration.


NDRPA Hall of Fame Members

Short biographies and photos of all members are provided below. In addition, all members are recognized with plaques at the North Dakota Sports Hall of Fame in the Jamestown Civic Center.

2019 Hall of Fame Inductees
Pictured from left to right:
Terry Wallace
Devils Lake Park District
James Kramer
Dickinson Parks and Recreation