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Picture of Doug and Tracy at the PR Awards.

ARC wins Virginia PR award for coverage of ARCpark grand opening

The Greater Richmond ARC received a Capital Award of Merit at the 69th Virginia Public Relations Awards held on May 18th at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. ARC was honored for its work in promoting the August 2015 grand opening of the ARCpark, Central Virginia’s first all-inclusive park for people of all ages and ability levels.

Crowd view of PR awards.

Each year, Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)-Richmond recognizes outstanding Virginia public relations professionals and their work. Over its 69-year history, the chapter’s awards program has recognized the most creative and effective communications strategies and tactics happening across Virginia.

The Commonwealth Award recognizes exceptional public relations programs or campaigns. 2016 marks the third year in a row ARC has won a Virginia Public Relations award sponsored by the PRSA.

Commonwealth award of merit slideshow.

Congrats to all ARC staff, volunteers, families and visitors who continue to make the ARCpark a success on so many levels!

ARCpark a Finalist for 2016 Impact Awards

The Richmond Real Estate Group recognized the ARCpark as a top five finalist for the 2016 Impact Awards. The awards highlight significant real estate deals that have had a positive impact on the region and contributed to the economic growth and prosperity of the local communities they serve.

Bob Sommerville, ARC's Board Chair,  Meg Downs the ARC Development Committee Chair and John Walker, our CEO,  represented ARC at this by-invitation-only event.

Bob Sommerville, ARC's Board Chair, Meg Downs, the ARC Development Committee Chair and John Walker, our CEO, represented ARC at this by-invitation-only event.

We are honored to be included and to have the ARCpark's contribution to the community recognized. You can see the Richmond Times-Dispatch mention on >>

ARCpark wins top commercial real estate award

The 15th annual Greater Richmond Association for Commercial Real Estate (GRACRE) Awards were held at the Country Club of Virginia on April 16, 2016. The awards honor outstanding commercial real estate projects for 2015 in the greater Richmond region.

GRACRE award ARCpark_combined

The most creative award for an institution went to the ARCpark, the Greater Richmond ARC’s park for people of all ages and abilities located adjacent to the agency’s headquarters at 3600 Saunders Avenue, Richmond.

Congratulations to all who have helped make the ARCpark a reality and a continued success for the greater Richmond community! See the announcement on