CAPRA Accreditation

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The Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) accredits park and recreation agencies for excellence in  operation and service. Charged with providing high quality services and experiences, park and recreation agencies across the United States turn to CAPRA Accreditation as a credible and efficient means of achieving these goals, while providing assurance to the public that the agency meets national standards of best practice.

The Parker Parks, Recreation and Open space department is proud to be currently pursuing accreditation with an expected completion of October 2018. Once completed, the Department will join an elite group of accredited agencies. Less than 1% of parks and recreation agencies in the United States have achieved this honor.

The accreditation process consists of providing evidence of compliance for 151 standards of best practice across ten content areas of our agency’s operations and service.

Benefits to the Parker Community:

  • Assurance and validation of well-administered services in accord with approved professional practices
  • Potential for external financial support and savings to the public
  • External recognition of a quality governmental service
  • Holds an agency accountable to the public and ensures responsiveness to meet their needs
  • Improves customer and quality services

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