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Clarksville becomes second Tennessee municipality to earn national accreditation


The city of Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department earned its place among the nation’s top parks and recreation agencies with its accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). Accreditation is based on an agency’s compliance with the 154 standards for national accreditation. To achieve accreditation, an agency must comply with all 37 fundamental and 103 out of 114 non-fundamental standards. The city of Clarksville exceeded CAPRA’s requirements by meeting all 154 standards and will be the first Tennessee municipality in more than 20 years to receive the accreditation, and only the second ever behind Germantown.