League of California Cities -- which give the award in honor of Putnam, a former mayor of Petaluma and Sonoma County supervisor -- recognized the park for improving water quality in the Malibu Creek Watershed.
According to the city of Malibu, the awards recognize projects that improve the quality of life in local communities, implement efficiencies in service delivery and operations, and provide services responsive to the local community.
“The Helen Putnam Award is one of highest honors bestowed by our peers in the League of California Cities,” said Malibu Mayor Joan House. “We are thrilled to see Legacy Park recognized, as it is a model of innovative government and a progressive approach to improving water quality."
House and Councilmembers Lou La Monte and Laura Rosenthal represented Malibu at the League of California Cities 115th Annual Conference in Sacramento where the awards were presented.
This latest award is one of nearly a dozen for the park, which is located in Malibu's Civic Center.