Parks and Recreation Earns National Accreditation
The Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) has re-accredited Greensboro Parks and Recreation. Department leaders accepted the accreditation at the National Recreation and Park Association conference in New Orleans this week. The department is one of only 155 across the country and 11 in North Carolina to have earned this accreditation.
This is the third time the department has received this national recognition for excellence in operations and service. To achieve accreditation, CAPRA reviewed the department’s compliance with 151 professional standards and visited City facilities.
“Greensboro Parks and Recreation was proud to be one of the first accredited agencies in North Carolina,” said Phil Fleischmann, acting director of Parks and Recreation. “That tradition of excellence continues today. It wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of our staff and support of our community stakeholders and constituents.”
Greensboro Parks and Recreation was founded in 1933 and continues to provide professional and diverse leisure opportunities through inclusive programs, facilities, parks, and open space. The staff is dedicated to making Greensboro a desirable place to work, live, and play. Their goal is to build better lives and a better community through four pillars of “CARE”: "Creating economic impacts, Advancing conservation, Rejuvenating health and wellness, and Enhancing quality of life.”
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