CAPRA Accreditation

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City of Woodstock, Georgia Parks and Recreation Department Earns National Re-accreditation by CAPRA and the NRPA

October 1, 2018

The City of Woodstock announced today that it was awarded Re-accreditation by The Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).  CAPRA Accreditation is the only National Accreditation for Park and Recreation Agencies and is a measure of an agency’s overall operations, management and service to the community. CAPRA Accreditation is based on an agency’s compliance with 151 standards for National Accreditation. CAPRA found that The Woodstock Parks and Recreation Department met or exceeded all 151 standards with zero unmet standards.  There are currently only 166 accredited Park and Recreation Agencies across the United States and 11 in the State of Georgia.

Parks and Recreation Director Preston Pooser, who accepted the CAPRA Accreditation Designation at the Annual NRPA Best of the Best Award Ceremony in Indianapolis last week said, “I am extremely proud and thankful to my staff  who work tirelessly to make Woodstock such a great place to live and play.  Earning and maintaining CAPRA Accreditation requires a City-wide effort from all departments.  I am very appreciative of the help and support from our Mayor and City Council, Jeff Moon our City Manager and all of our City Department Heads who assisted us through this process.” 

The Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) accredits  agencies for excellence in operation and service. Charged with providing high quality services and experiences, Park and Recreation Agencies across the United States turn to CAPRA Accreditation as a credible and efficient means of achieving these goals, while providing assurance to the public that the agency meets national standards of best practices.