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Pearland Parks and Recreation earns CAPRA reaccreditation

Post Date:10/22/2018 11:55 am

Pearland residents enjoy daily public parks and open spaces, indoor pool and outdoor playgrounds. The team responsible for making this possible was just recognized for being a department that’s nationally accredited to build, maintain, and program these local government features that add health, economic vitality, and quality of life to Pearland.

Pearland Parks and Recreation has been reaccredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Parks & Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). Since initially receiving its accreditation in 2013, Parks and Recreation has worked diligently to maintain its status. Departments earn such an honor by meeting rigorous standards related to the management and administration of lands, facilities, resources, programs, and services.

CAPRA accreditation is the only national accreditation for parks and recreation agencies and is a measure of an agency’s overall quality of operation, management and service to the community. The achievement of accreditation is a source of civic pride for Pearland and speaks to the quality of the staff and their commitment to excellence in the Pearland community.

The Parks & Recreation Department remains one of only fourteen agencies in the State of Texas to have achieved this standard and actively demonstrates an ongoing commitment to improving the quality of Pearland parks, recreation and events.  The achievement places Pearland Parks & Recreation in a premiere group of agencies accounting for about 1 percent of all agencies nationwide. Maintaining this standard through reaccreditation, under new standards, demonstrates an on-going commitment to excellence. Over the last five years, the department has added five Certified Park and Recreation Professional designations to their base team, created a new Master Plan and has been recognized for numerous awards regarding their service.

For more information about CAPRA accreditation, visit nrpa.org/CAPRA.  For more information about City of Pearland Parks, visit https://www.pearlandtx.gov/departments/parks-recreation.

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