Why CAPRA Accreditation Should be in Your Future

CAPRA accreditation for parks and recreation

Parks and recreation organizations have a strong sense of responsibility to provide excellence in both operations and service to the communities they serve.

But what defines excellence in the park and recreation industry? How do agencies know if they’re living up to the standards of excellence they, their teams and their communities deserve?

The answer is simple: CAPRA.

What is CAPRA?

The Commission for Accreditation of Parks and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) sets the standards of excellence for park and recreation agencies across the nation. Sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and available to any entity which administers such services, including counties, schools, military installations and more, the accreditation offers a great benefit on both sides of the equation.

Through the three-phase process, park and recreation agencies are offered the opportunity to evaluate their programs, identify areas for growth and become compliant with CAPRA’s 150-plus standards. In turn, the communities they serve gain peace of mind about the quality of the programs their families rely upon.

What’s In It For You?

Additional benefits of CAPRA agency accreditation include:

  • Recognition of excellence in services and practices.
  • Means of accountability and responsiveness to the public.
  • Boosts efficiency and encourages teamwork.
  • Builds a platform for ongoing improvement.

Learn more about CAPRA accreditation here.