Barry S. Tindall of Falls Church was awarded the Honorable Cornelius Amory Pugsley Medal, recognizing outstanding contributions to the promotion and development of public parks in the United States.
As the longtime director of public policy for the National Recreation and Park Association, he successfully worked with Congress, federal executive agencies, and allied private groups for more than 30 years. Noteworthy was the continued annual appropriations for the national Land and Water Conservation Fund during Tindall’s entire tenure with NRPA. Other national legislative issues he championed included restoration of urban parks and facilities, the transfer of federal surplus lands to state and local agencies, and the transfer of reclaimed toxic sites to local park and recreation agencies.
The Pugsley Award is presented by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration, in partnership with the National Park Foundation and the Davey Tree Expert Company.