The Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) accreditation is a national accreditation for park and recreation agencies, and is a measure of an agency’s overall quality of operation, management and service to the community.
Martin County Parks and Recreation Department is proud to be one of the few accredited agencies across the Country. This mark of excellence indicates that the agency has met rigorous standards related to the management and administration of lands, facilities, resources, programs, safety and services. This distinguished accomplishment was first awarded in March 3, 2000 and is reevaluated every five years through a rigorous reaccreditation process where trained visitors conduct onsite review of all documentation to make sure all 151 standards are being met.
Of the 12,000 publicly-funded parks and recreation agencies in the United States, only one percent are accredited, making Martin County's accreditation a most prestigious designation. In 2016, a team comprised of Parks & Recreation staff demonstrated how the Department complies with all of CAPRA's 151 standards. Martin County was the fourth Florida agency to become accredited.