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Recreation Department Receives Accreditation

The Villages Recreation and Parks Department Has Been Nationally Accredited Since 2011!

The Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) accredits park and recreation agencies for excellence in operation and service. Charged with providing high-quality services and experiences, park and recreation agencies across the United States turn to CAPRA Accreditation as a credible and efficient means of achieving these goals, while assuring the public that the agency meets national standards of best practice.

Accreditation is based on an agency’s compliance with 154 standards in ten categories. The Villages Recreation and Parks Department received its initial Accreditation in November of 2011, following a two-year process that was a team effort by recreation and district staff and the Developer.

CAPRA requires accredited agencies to go through a review every five years to maintain their status. In 2016 we were re-accredited, passing 100% of the standards. In 2023, with a new virtual accreditation process, we were re-accredited passing all fundamental standards and 95% of the non-fundamental standards.

As of November 2023, The Villages Recreation and Parks Department is one of 206 accredited park and recreation agencies nationwide. We look forward to our next re-accreditation in 2028!

CAPRA Accreditation

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Jennifer Farlow, District Clerk
984 Old Mill Run
The Villages, Florida 32162
Phone No. (352) 751-3939
Fax No. (352) 753-6430

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