The designation World Leisure Communities of Excellence is bestowed by the World Leisure Organization (WLO) upon communities that have successfully used Leisure in its widest forms to reinvent themselves and to improve the economic, social and cultural lives of their citizens, and that have made substantive contributions consistent with advancing the mission of WLO. In so doing, WLO brings global attention to the excellence those communities have achieved through working together as citizens to promote leisure as a means to enhance the human condition.

Application recipients

Recipients can be communities of any size that have undertaken broad-based citizen involvement to promote leisure as integral to the social, cultural, economic, and sustainable environmental development of the community. Designation as a World Leisure Community of Excellence can be bestowed upon a neighbourhood, village, town, city, state or region whose citizens have worked together as a community.

The WL Communities of Excellence application is a permanent open call. Find more information about how to apply in the official document:






More communities of excellence will be released soon…