City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation has joined the ranks of elite park and recreation agencies across the country by earning accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).
This distinction was awarded during the 2022 NRPA Annual Conference. NRPA is the leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to building strong, vibrant and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation.
“This distinction further cements Atlanta’s national standing and reputation for excellence in our greenspaces and recreation centers,” said Mayor Andre Dickens. “Congratulations and thank you to our amazing DPR team for their hard work to get us amongst the top one percent of parks and recreation agencies in the nation.”
As part of the accreditation process, DPR demonstrated compliance with 154 recognized standards and document all policies and procedures. The process also helps identify efficiencies and heighten areas of accountability—all of which translate into higher quality service and operations for Atlanta communities.
The National Recreation and Park Association has more than 60,000 members, advancing their mission by investing in and championing the work of park and recreation professionals and advocates.
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. For more information on the accreditation, visit the NRPA’s website.