Dearborn Rec Department honored for achieving accreditation

Photo courtesy of the city of Dearborn
The Dearborn Recreation & Parks Department was honored by the Michigan Recreation & Parks Association for earning accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies. Accepting the certificate of achievement from MRPA President Clay Summers (right) is Marylynn Balewski (left) from Camp Dearborn and Recreation & Parks Department Supervisor Teresa Graves.

DEARBORN — The Recreation and Parks Department was honored at the recent state conference of the Michigan Recreation & Parks Association for being one of only four municipal organizations in Michigan to earn accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies and the National Recreation and Park Association.

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 distinction indicates that an agency has met national standards related to the management and administration of lands, facilities, resources, programs, safety and services.

The only other municipalities in Michigan that have earn CAPRA accreditation are Canton Township, Novi and Independence Township.