|SARASOTA COUNTY – Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources continues to be recognized as one of the elite park and recreation agencies across the country by earning reaccreditation 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 2023 NRPA Annual Conference. |
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 an agency has met rigorous standards related to the management and administration of lands, facilities, resources, programs, safety and services.
Sarasota County had to demonstrate compliance with 154 recognized standards and document all policies and procedures as part of the reaccreditation process. Often this process helps identify efficiencies and heighten areas of accountability, all of which translate into higher quality service and operation to benefit the community.
Nicole Rissler, Director of Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources, shared, “This remarkable achievement reflects the dedication of Sarasota County and its employees who tirelessly serve our vibrant community day in and day out. Reaccreditation of our agency validates our department’s commitment to Sarasota County as the ultimate destination to live, work and play.”
Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources is an award-winning agency that manages more than 55,000 acres of park land, including beaches, trails, natural areas, athletic facilities, recreation centers and water access parks.
For additional information, please call 311 or visit www.scgov.net