The Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department continues to rack up an impressive number of awards and recognitions.

Last week the Parks and Recreation Department received national accreditation by the Commission for the Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies.  The recognition was given at the National Recreation and Park Association’s annual conference in Phoenix.

The Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department was first accredited in 2006 and is one of the 199 accredited departments in the country, and one of 14 in North Carolina.

Before being promoted to assistant city manager, Nasha McCray was director of the Parks and Recreation Department and is serving as interim director until a new parks and recreation director is named.

In a press release, McCray said, “Our parks, green spaces, and recreational programs and amenities are integral to the quality of life and vitality of our city.  The department is proud to achieve this national reaccreditation, which demonstrates our commitment to continuous improvement and innovation, and to providing a high level of service, quality, and value for our community.  I am grateful to each and every staff member, our Parks and Recreation Commission, Greensboro Parks Foundation, our many community partners, and City leaders for supporting us as nationally recognized leaders in our field.”

Greensboro Parks and Recreation achieved full compliance with all 154 recognized standards, demonstrating how the department uses national best practices to deliver a high level of service to the residents of Greensboro.

Parks and Recreation undergoes a full review of the standards every five years to maintain accreditation which means the department meets or exceeds the standards of the National Recreation and Park Association.