Announcing the Newly Accredited and Reaccredited CAPRA Agencies

January 1, 2021, Department, by NRPA

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NRPA and the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) are proud to announce the accreditation of 15 agencies and the reaccreditation of 22 agencies. This distinguished accomplishment was awarded during the 2020 NRPA Annual Conference: A Virtual Experience. 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

  • Anne Arundel County, Department of Recreation and Parks, Maryland
  • City of Deer Park, Parks and Recreation Department, Texas
  • City of Lancaster’s Quality of Life and Cultural Services Department, Texas
  • City of Loveland Parks and Recreation, Colorado
  • City of Plantation Parks and Recreation, Florida
  • Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services, Colorado
  • DeKalb County Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs, Georgia
  • Douglasville Parks and Recreation, Georgia
  • Gilbert Parks and Recreation, Arizona
  • Grapevine Parks and Recreation, Texas
  • New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department, Texas
  • Prince William County Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, Virginia
  • Provo Parks and Recreation, Utah
  • Reston Community Center, Virginia
  • Waynesville Parks and Recreation Department, North Carolina

Reaccredited Agencies

  • Bend Park and Recreation District, Oregon
  • Cincinnati Recreation Commission, Ohio
  • City of Bellevue Parks and Community Services, Washington
  • City of Buckeye Community Services Department, Arizona
  • City of Golden Parks and Recreation, Colorado
  • City of St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department, Florida
  • City of Tamarac Parks and Recreation Department, Florida
  • City of Westerville Parks and Recreation, Ohio
  • Collier County Parks and Recreation, Florida
  • Coppell Parks and Recreation, Texas
  • Durango Parks and Recreation Department, Colorado
  • Gainesville Parks and Recreation Agency, Georgia
  • Garner Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources, North Carolina
  • Hartford Parks and Recreation, Vermont
  • Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Maryland
  • Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, Florida
  • Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, Georgia
  • Park District of Oak Park, Illinois
  • Peoria Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Department, Arizona
  • Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation, South Dakota
  • Town of Castle Rock Parks and Recreation Department, Colorado
  • Tucson Parks and Recreation Department, Arizona

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