The Wellington Parks & Recreation Department continues to be recognized as one of the nation’s elite recreation agencies, recently earning re-accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). Wellington Parks & Recreation first achieved accreditation in 2009 and is one of only 24 accredited agencies in Florida and 138 in the country.
CAPRA accreditation is the only national accreditation for recreation agencies and is a measure of an agency’s overall quality of operation, management and service. The mark of distinction indicates that an agency has met rigorous standards related to the management and administration of lands, facilities, resources, programs, safety and services.
As part of the process, Wellington had to demonstrate compliance with 144 recognized standards and document all policies and procedures. The process involves self-assessments, a formal application, a site visit by a team of experts and a hearing with the commission to grant accreditation.