CAPRA Accreditation

Erie Parks & Recreation is a CAPRA Accredited Agency

On October 16, 2012, the Town of Erie Parks and Recreation Department joined an elite group of accredited agencies. Less than 1% of parks and recreation agencies in the United States have achieved this honor and only 2 others in Colorado have earned this coveted designation.

What is CAPRA Accreditation?


The Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) develops standards for excellence and implements the national accreditation program. CAPRA also recognizes agencies for excellence in operations and services.

Benefits to You - the Erie Community

  • Assurance and validation of well-administered services in accord with industry best practices
  • Potential cost savings and external financial support
  • Ensured accountability to you - the community - and responsiveness to your needs
  • Improved guest service and quality services
  • Demonstrated commitment to you - our team, volunteers, guests, and community

Interested in learning more? View the CAPRA Standards.