The Village of Wellington Parks and Recreation Department continues to be recognized as one of the elite park and recreation agencies and departments across the country by earning re-accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). This distinguished accomplishment was awarded during the 2014 NRPA Congress and Exposition. Wellington Parks and 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 park and recreation agencies, and is a measure of an agency’s overall quality of operation, management and service to the community. This 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 accreditation process, Wellington Parks and Recreation had to demonstrate compliance with 144 recognized standards and document all policies and procedures. Often the process helps identify deficiencies and heighten areas of accountability, all of which translate into a higher quality service and operation to benefit the community.
Becoming accredited is very important for our department – it shows our residents, participants and other jurisdictions that Wellington Parks and Recreation is professional, valued, and held to a standard of excellence. Please take a moment to visit our website and join some of our programs, events or activities – or better yet, come out and get involved! It takes volunteers to make this department a success and we're waiting for you to help ensure Wellington is A Great Hometown!