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Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department Earns National Accreditation in Parks and Recreation

Mark of distinction recognizes commitment to highest level of service to the community

(CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – October 17, 2017) On September 25, 2017, the City of Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department joined the ranks of elite park and recreation agencies across the country by earning accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

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. The Department had to demonstrate compliance with 151 recognized standards and document all policies and procedures.

“This accreditation assures the public that our department meets the highest national standards of best practices in the field of parks and recreation. Corpus Christi is one of 14 cities in Texas to earn this distinction, and is one of only 165 in the nation! I am proud to say that all our department staff work diligently every day to provide the best public services possible for our citizens, visitors and stakeholders. I am very proud for our city,” said E. Jay Ellington, CPRE, Director of the Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department.

For more information about CAPRA accreditation, visit


Robert Dodd, Director
Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department

Phone: (361) 826-3464