HAYWARD -- Hayward Area Recreation and Park District is seeking nominations for its distinguished recreational service award.

The district's directors annually recognize an outstanding individual or organization for volunteer work or accomplishment related to recreation and parks. The first award was given in 1962.

The deadline for nominations is Dec. 14, and the award will be presented Jan. 26.

Nomination forms can be downloaded from the district's website, www.haywardrec.org; picked up at the HARD office, 1099 E St., Hayward; or requested by calling Samira Hamid at 510-881-6731.