Park Superintendent Obtains National Certification

January 6, 2020

Denise Retz, Park Superintendent for Richmond Parks and Recreation, recently received the Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) certification from the National Parks and Recreation Association (NPRA). She is the first Park Superintendent to receive this certification for the City of Richmond.

Mayor Dave Snow said, “Denise Retz has shown again and again her commitment to our beautiful and outstanding Richmond Parks Department. I truly appreciate the work she’s put into obtaining this vital certification. It speaks volumes of our Parks leadership and path we’re on as a team.”

Retz said, “It is essential in this field to continue to seek out more opportunities to learn, keep up with ever changing trends as well have the proper knowledge and skill set to take Richmond Parks and Recreation to the next level. Obtaining this certification is my way of showing my commitment and doing the best I can for our park team and the City of Richmond as a whole."

About National Parks and Recreation Association
With approximately 5000 professionals currently active within the program, the Certified Park and Recreation Professional certification is one of the leading professional certifications in the field and the national standard for all parks and recreation professionals who want to be at the forefront of their profession. Attaining the CPRP designation shows education and experience qualifications have been met, and illustrates a commitment to the profession as well as knowledge and understanding of key concepts within parks and recreation. For more information. visit NPRA.

For additional information, please contact:

Denise Retz
Park Superintendent
City of Richmond, Indiana

Suzanne Bias
Executive Assistant, Office of the Mayor
City of Richmond, Indiana

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