CAPRA Accreditation

The Town of Erie Parks and Recreation Department has joined an elite group of accredited agencies in 2012, 2017, and embarking on re-accreditation in 2022. More than 154 standards in ten chapters have been successfully demonstrated as in compliance.

The Town of Erie Parks and Recreation Department is one of ten in the state of Colorado that are CAPRA accredited!

CAPRA logoWhat is CAPRA Accreditation?

NRPA’s Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) Standards for national accreditation provide an authoritative assessment tool for park and recreation agencies. Through a process of peer verification of compliance with these national standards, CAPRA accreditation assures policymakers, department staff, and the general public that an accredited park and recreation agency has the operational capacity to deliver programs, facilities, and services at a high level of quality. While accreditation standards effectively distinguish between agencies that should and should not be accredited, they are not a guarantee of quality, safety, or ethical practice.


  • Assurance and validation of well-administered services in accord with industry best practices
  • Potential cost savings and external financial support
  • Ensured accountability to you - the community - and responsiveness to your needs
  • Improved guest service and quality services
  • Demonstrated commitment to you - our team, volunteers, guests, and community

Interested in learning more? View the CAPRA Standards.