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1/12/2016 - 01.12.16 Howard County seeks nominees for annual “Community Sports Hall of Fame” READ MORE
12/9/2015 - 12.9.15 Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks receives International Best Programming Award READ MORE
12/4/2015 - 12.4.15 Centennial Lake water level to be lowered for dam repairs READ MORE
11/3/2015 - 11.3.15 Local high school students compete in 2nd annual Pumpkin Chunkin’ engineering competition READ MORE
9/2/2015 - 09.02.15 Department of Recreation & Parks Announces Deer Management Program for 2015-2016 READ MORE
7/21/2015 - 07.21.15 Executive Kittleman to open Howard Astronomical League Observatory at Alpha Ridge Park READ MORE
7/10/2015 - 07.10.15 Howard County Champion Tree succumbs to Dutch elm disease at Belmont Manor and Historic Park READ MORE
7/6/2015 - 07.06.15 Executive Kittleman attends county camps to promote fitness and National Parks and Recreation Month READ MORE
7/1/2015 - 07.01.15 Howard County announces 2015 “Community Sports Hall of Fame” induction class READ MORE
6/25/2015 - 06.25.15 Executive Kittleman to open Howard Astronomical League Observatory at Alpha Ridge Park READ MORE

Recreation & Parks Accreditation

CAPRA Accreditation 2012 CAPRA Logo

Howard County Recreation & Parks is accredited through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). To achieve accreditation, the department was required to meet 144 standards covering all operations contained in leisure services. These professional standards serve as an aid for improving performance and maintaining quality. They provide park and recreation agencies with an ability to evaluate their operation, while achieving and maintaining a high level of efficiency and effectiveness. Only 116 agencies in the country have achieved CAPRA accreditation. Howard County Recreation & Parks achieved accreditation in 2001 and reaccreditation in 2006 and 2012.

To learn more about CAPRA accreditation, click here.