Binghamton’s Parks and Recreation Department is getting four awards from a regional organization.

Binghamton Mayor Richard David says hard work by the parks professionals helped land the awards from the Central New York Recreation and Parks Society, which serves a 13 county region.

David, himself, was given an award for providing service and contributions in the interest of recreation, parks and conservation.

An Exceptional Park Design award was given to the OurSpace all-inclusive space at Recreation Park.

The Young Professional award goes to Patrick McGinnis and is presented to a current Parks and Recreation professional showing traits of an emerging leader.

And the Special Event award was given for the Holiday Carousel Rides.

The Central New York awards now are put into consideration for the 77th annual New York State Recreation and Park Society recognition that will be named during the state-wide conference April 2 to the 4th in Rochester.