Dallas Park and Recreation receives national accreditation

Dallas Park and Recreation receives national accreditation

Dallas Park and Recreation has received national accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). Less than two percent of agencies in the country have attained accreditation, including 10 departments in Texas.

Accreditation signifies that the Department uses national best practices in all facets of the organization from recreation programs to park maintenance standards to business operations. The accreditation process often helps identify efficiencies and heighten areas of accountability, all of which translate into higher quality service and operation to benefit the community.

“Achieving accreditation has been a priority for our department for three years,” said Park and Recreation Department Director Willis Winters. “We are honored to earn this distinction and want to express our gratitude to the Park and Recreation Board for their continued support and encouragement and to our employees for their hard work in elevating us to the top tier of departments and agencies in the nation.”

CAPRA grants accreditation to a select number of departments that have exhibited excellence in service and operations and adherence to national best practices as demonstrated by compliance with 151 standards of excellence.

“In March CAPRA representatives came to Dallas to conduct site visits of our parks, facilities and recreation centers,” said Winters. “They were able to see firsthand how we successfully provide service to the citizens of Dallas, how we efficiently operate as a department, and how committed we are to exceeding the highest standards in park and recreation.”

For more information about CAPRA accreditation visit www.nrpa.org/CAPRA.

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