Columbia County Parks Recreation and Events is proud to announce that it has received the prestigious national accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). This recognition confirms that Columbia County’s Parks and Recreation department is operating according to the national standards of excellence, demonstrating its commitment to providing top-quality services and amenities to the community.
Dennis Hodges, Deputy Division Director of Columbia County Parks, Recreation and Events, expressed his pleasure and pride in the achievement of the accreditation, saying, “We are very proud to have achieved CAPRA accreditation. This is a significant accomplishment for Columbia County and the hard-working employees who are committed to providing the community with the highest level of parks and recreation services.”
This was echoed by John Luton, Community Services Division Director of Columbia County Parks, Recreation, & Events, stating “CAPRA accreditation demonstrates our commitment to excellence and continuous improvement in Columbia County. With approximately one percent of parks and recreation agencies across the nation earning CAPRA accreditation, this accomplishment puts us in good company with others at the elite level throughout the country.”
The CAPRA accreditation serves as a validation of Columbia County Parks, Recreation and Events' commitment to excellence and constant improvement. The accreditation affirms Columbia County’s compliance with the best practices of operational management and quality assurance at the national level. Moreover, it is a valuable measure of the quality of the department's operation, management, and service to the community.
With only one percent of eligible Park and Recreation agencies accredited, this achievement puts Columbia County in good company with others at the elite level throughout the country. There are currently only 193 accredited agencies nation-wide and 14 accredited agencies in Georgia.
This would not have been possible without all of the hard-working individuals who dedicate many hours to ensure our community benefits from top-quality services and amenities. Congratulations to a well-deserving team! We appreciate all you do for our residents and visitors.