Provo City joins the best of the best park and recreation agencies across the country by earning national accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). This distinguished accomplishment was awarded during the October 2020 NRPA Annual Conference.
So, what does being an accredited department mean?
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. Accreditation indicates that an agency has met rigorous standards related to the management of lands, facilities, resources, programs, safety and services. As part of the accreditation process, Provo City had to demonstrate compliance with 151 recognized standards and document all policies and procedures.
“As a Parks and Recreation Department, we spent years wondering if we were ready for accreditation. What we learned is that this extensive process itself, elevates your preparation and organization.”-Scott Henderson, Parks and Recreation Director
“Rare is the opportunity to bring the entire Parks and Recreation Department of 800+ employees together to work on a single project of this scope. It has resulted in a more unified department with an aspirational purpose.” -Alicia Christensen-Adams, Parks and Recreation Accreditation Manger