Mohave County Parks Earns National Accreditation in Parks & Recreation

Published by The Bee News

September 7, 2021

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Mohave County Parks Earns National Accreditation

in Parks & Recreation

 

MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (September 7, 2021) Mohave County Parks joins the ranks of elite park and recreation agencies across the U.S. by maintaining its accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). This distinguished accomplishment will be awarded during the 2021 NRPA Annual Conference, taking place this month on September 21-23.

CAPRA accreditation is the only national accreditation for park and recreation agencies.  It 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.

As part of the accreditation process, Mohave County Parks had to demonstrate compliance with 151 recognized standards and document all policies and procedures. Often the process helps identify efficiencies and heighten areas of accountability, all of which translate into higher quality service and operation to benefit the community.

The process for accreditation involves a formal application, self-assessments, a site visit by a team of trained visitors that results in a written report, and a hearing with the commission to grant accreditation. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s visitations were held virtually. Once accredited, the agency must uphold the standards by submitting an annual report and is reviewed again in five years.

The Commission is comprised of representatives from NRPA, the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration, the National Association of County Park and Recreation Officials, the International City/County Management Association, the Academy for Leisure Sciences, the Armed Forces Recreation Network and the Council of State Executive Directors.

For more information about CAPRA accreditation, visit www.nrpa.org/CAPRA. The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is the leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to building strong communities through the power of parks and recreation. It has over 60,000 members, For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit www.parksandrecreation.org.

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