Herndon P&R Awarded National Re-Accreditation
The Town of Herndon’s Parks and Recreation Department was re-accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA), an independent body sanctioned by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). This qualifies Herndon as one of 141 nationally-accredited agencies and one of only seven in Virginia. There are more than 10,000 recreation agencies in the United States. This elite honor was announced at the NRPA Annual Congress in St. Louis Missouri, October 6, 2016.
CAPRA recognizes park and recreation agencies for excellence in operation and service. Accreditation lasts for five years and Herndon Parks and Recreation Department first achieved this honor in 2006. The accreditation process is extensive and includes a self-assessment, an on-site peer review, and final review by CAPRA. An accredited agency must demonstrate compliance with 151 standards ranging in subject matter from fiscal accountability, security and personnel management to conservation preservation, land use management and program standards.
“Accreditation demonstrates that the department meets national standards and processes. We are proud of this achievement as we join a small pool of agencies who have submitted themselves to this review process,” said Cindy S. Roeder, Director of Parks and Recreation.