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Parks & Recreation
For the Public
Assurance and validation of well-administered services in accord with approved professional practices
Potential for external financial support and savings to the public
External recognition of a quality governmental service
Holds and agency accountable to the public and ensures responsiveness to meet their needs
Improves customer and quality services
For the Agency
Public and political recognition
Increased efficiency and evidence of accountability
Answers the question, "How are we doing?" through extensive self evaluation
Identifies areas for improvement by comparing an agency against national standards of best practice
Enhances staff teamwork and pride by engaging all staff in the process
Creates an environment for regular reviews of operations, policies, and procedures and promotes continual improvement
Forces written documentation of policies and procedures
The department became the 47th accredited department of the estimated 4,000 parks and recreation departments nationwide and the 1st in New England.
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