Announcing the Newly Accredited and Reaccredited CAPRA Agencies

November 30, 2023, 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 31 agencies. 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 newly accredited agencies:

  • Broward County Parks and Recreation, Florida
  • City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department, South Carolina
  • City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department, Texas
  • City of Mobile Parks and Recreation, Alabama
  • City of Rochester Parks and Recreation, Minnesota
  • Columbia County Parks, Recreation and Events, Georgia
  • Columbus Recreation and Parks Department, Ohio
  • Cosumnes Community Services District Parks and Recreation Department, California
  • Denton Parks and Recreation, Texas
  • Glenview Park District, Illinois
  • Lewisville Parks and Recreation Department, Texas
  • Mansfield Parks and Recreation, Texas
  • The City of Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation, Oregon
  • Town of Prosper Parks and Recreation Department, Texas
  • Windsor Parks, Recreation and Culture, Colorado

Congratulations to the following reaccredited agencies:

  • Bismarck Parks and Recreation District, North Dakota
  • Canton Township Leisure Services Department, Michigan
  • Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation, Virginia
  • City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department, Texas
  • City of Boynton Beach Recreation and Parks Department, Florida
  • City of Durham Parks and Recreation, North Carolina
  • City of Chesterfield Parks and Recreation, Missouri
  • City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, Florida
  • City of Mesa Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Department, Arizona
  • City of Miami Parks and Recreation Department, Florida
  • City of Pearland Parks and Recreation, Texas
  • City of Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Department, Minnesota
  • City of Waukesha Parks, Recreation and Forestry, Wisconsin
  • Cleveland Metroparks, Ohio
  • Fairfax County Park Authority, Virginia
  • Hoffman Estates Park District, Illinois
  • Lee's Summit Parks and Recreation, Missouri
  • Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Division of Parks and Recreation, Kentucky
  • Metropolitan Park District of the Toledo Area, Ohio
  • New London Recreation Department, Connecticut
  • Oak Lawn Park District, Illinois
  • Roanoke Parks and Recreation, Virginia
  • Roswell Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs, Georgia
  • Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources, Florida
  • Shawnee County Parks and Recreation, Kansas
  • Spartanburg County Parks Department, South Carolina
  • The Villages Community Development Districts Recreation and Parks Department, Florida
  • Town of Parker Parks, Recreation and Open Space, Colorado
  • Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District, Oregon
  • Wake Forest Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources, North Carolina
  • Washington D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation, Washington, D.C.

For more information about CAPRA and the accreditation process, visit