City receives accreditation for parks programs and facilities - East Valley Tribune: Mesa

City receives accreditation for parks programs and facilities

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Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2013 1:45 pm

The City of Mesa received national accreditation recently for its parks, programs and facilities — the 110th in the nation to earn it.

Granted by the National Recreation and Parks Association, the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies is given to municipalities that meet a national benchmark reached by providing quality programs and facilities to the public. The only other cities in Arizona to receive the accreditation are Glendale, Scottsdale and Tucson, and the accreditation must be renewed every five years.

“Congratulations to our parks and recreation department on earning national accreditation,” said District 1 Councilmember Dave Richins in a press release. “Mesa strives to provide our community with great facilities, parks, and playgrounds. Facilities like Mesa’s spring training stadiums, The Red Mountain Center, Convention Center, and Dobson Ranch Golf Course are recognized as regional leaders and are amenities of which our residents should be proud. Credit goes to the Mesa Parks, Recreation, and Facilities Department for maintaining great quality, even during an economic downturn.”

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