Tucson Earns National Accreditation for Parks and Recreation

The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation department was recognized again for excellence in the field of parks and recreation management by achieving national accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). The department originally was accredited by CAPRA in October 2010. As a requirement of agency accreditation, Parks and Recreation must go through a review process every five years.

Accreditation by CAPRA is a measure of an agency’s overall quality of operation, management, and service to the community. The distinction indicates that an agency has met rigorous standards related to the management and administration of lands, facilities, resources, programs, safety and services.

“I want to congratulate the entire staff for their commitment and dedication in achieving this much deserved recognition,” said Parks and Recreation Director Fred Gray. “Attaining national re-accreditation is confirmation of their continued efforts to provide quality facilities, programs, and services throughout the community.”