Awards and Recognition

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 CAPRA Logo The City of Mesa's Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Department is one of 139 accredited park and recreation agencies in the United States. The Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) recognizes park and recreation agencies for excellence in operation and service.
 goldmedal The Gold Medal Award honors communities throughout the United States that demonstrate excellence in long-range planning, resource management, and agency recognition. Mesa was awarded the Gold Medal in 1978, 1992 and 2000. Mesa has been named a 2015 Gold Medal Finalist.
 pcusa_logo Mesa has been recognized as a 2015 Playful City USA community. Playful City USA communities utilize play as an innovative solution to address a number of challenges facing kids, families and communities. This will be the 7th time Mesa has received this recognition.
 Tree City Logo Full Color Mesa is recognized as a Tree City USA community. This national program provides the framework for community forestry management for cities and towns across America. Communities achieve Tree City USA status by meeting four core standards of sound urban forestry management: maintaining a tree board or department, having a community tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry and celebrating Arbor Day.