Recreation & Parks Accreditation
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 over 150 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. Howard County Recreation & Parks achieved accreditation in 2001 and reaccreditation in 2006.