The City of Tulsa is holding public meetings on Monday night about Tulsa Parks seeking accreditation.
Tulsa Parks is in the process to become CAPRA accredited (Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies), which would make Tulsa the first municipality park system in Oklahoma to be CAPRA accredited.
CAPRA recognizes park and recreation agencies for excellence in operation and service. The National Recreation and Park Association is charged with providing high quality services and experiences.
Accreditation is based on an agency's compliance with the 144 standards for national accreditation. CAPRA accreditation includes three phases after the application process: development of the agency self-assessment report, the on-site visitation, and the Commission's review and decision.
Tulsa Parks is currently preparing to apply for accreditation and will have two years to complete the three phrase process.
To begin the accreditation process, Tulsa Parks is hosting four city-wide public meetings on Monday, February 11, at 6 p.m. The purpose of these meetings is to develop a needs assessment questionnaire that will be used to determine what types of facilities and amenities the community would like to see for Tulsa Parks.
The meetings will use a Nominal Group Process where all citizens in attendance will have a chance to make their interests known. Once the results of the meeting are evaluated, a questionnaire will be designed and sent to 1,000 Tulsa residents. The questions from the questionnaire will come directly from the city-wide meetings.
The three meetings will be 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. on Monday, February 11 at the following locations:
• Booker T. Washington High School, 1514 E. Zion
• Hale Junior High School, 2177 S. 67th E. Ave.
• Peggy Helmerich Library, 5131 E. 91st Street
• Silo Center/Cedar Rock Inn, 4501 W. 41st
For more information about CAPRA: <http://www.nrpa.org/CAPRA/