Announcing the Newly Accredited and Reaccredited CAPRA Agencies

October 1, 2018, Department, by National Recreation and Park Association

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NRPA and the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) are proud to announce the accreditation of 11 agencies and reaccreditation of 22 agencies. This distinguished accomplishment was awarded during the 2018 NRPA Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. CAPRA accreditation is the only national accreditation for park and recreation agencies and is a measure of an agency’s overall quality of operation, management and service to the community. This mark of distinction indicates that an agency has met rigorous standards related to the management and administration of lands, facilities, resources, programs, safety and services. Congratulations to the following agencies:

Newly Accredited Agencies

  • Arizona State Parks & Trails, Arizona
  • Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation Department, Virginia
  • El Paso Parks and Recreation, Texas
  • Fort Sill Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, Oklahoma
  • Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources, Florida
  • Schaumburg Park District, Illinois
  • Shawnee County Parks + Recreation, Kansas
  • Spartanburg County Parks Department, South Carolina
  • Tennessee State Parks, Tennessee
  • Town of Parker Parks, Recreation and Open Space, Colorado
  • Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department, North Carolina

Reaccredited Agencies

  • Bismarck Parks and Recreation District, North Dakota
  • Charter Township of Canton Leisure Services Department, Michigan
  • City of Durham Parks and Recreation Department, North Carolina
  • City of Eau Claire Parks, Recreation and Forestry, Wisconsin
  • City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, Florida
  • City of Mesa Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities, Arizona
  • City of Waukesha Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department, Wisconsin
  • City of Woodstock Parks and Recreation Department, Georgia
  • Cleveland Metroparks, Ohio
  • DC Department of Parks and Recreation, Washington, D.C.
  • Fairfax County Park Authority, Virginia
  • Hoffman Estates Park District, Illinois
  • Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation, Missouri
  • Metroparks Toledo, Ohio
  • New London Recreation Department, Connecticut
  • Oak Lawn Park District, Illinois
  • Pearland Parks & Recreation, Texas
  • Roanoke Parks and Recreation, Virginia
  • Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Department, Minnesota
  • South Bend Venues Parks & Arts, Indiana
  • The Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation, New York
  • Town of Cary Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department, North Carolina

Learn more about CAPRA accreditation.