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Mission Statement

Provide exceptional park, recreational and cultural opportunities that are diverse and enhance lives.

Vision Statement

To be seen as an essential service whose benefits are recognized and valued in the Novi Community.

Awards and Accreditation

Logo - Certified Sensory Inclusive KultureCity 2019

Novi Civic Center Sensory Inclusion Certified

Guests with sensory needs who visit the Novi Civic Center for a program or event can now be assured their experience will be a positive one. Recently, the Novi Civic Center received Sensory Inclusion Certification from KultureCity, which means staff has been trained to recognize guests with sensory needs and how to handle a sensory overload situation.

Sensory bags, equipped with noise cancelling headphones, fidget tools, verbal cue cards and weighted lap pads also are available to guests who may feel overwhelmed by the environment. Prior to attending an event, families can download the free KultureCity app to learn what sensory features are available and where they can access them.

Learn more about KultureCity here.

CAPRACAPRA Awards

In October 2016, the City of Novi’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services (PRCS) Department joined the ranks of elite park and recreation agencies across the country by earning accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). In September 2021, PRCS was awarded re-accreditation during the 2021 NRPA Annual Conference.
 
CAPRA accreditation is the only national accreditation for park and recreation agencies, and is a measure of an agency’s overall quality of operation, management and service to the community. This mark of distinction indicates that an agency has met rigorous standards related to the management and administration of lands, facilities, resources, programs, safety and services.
 
As part of the accreditation process, PRCS had to demonstrate compliance with 154 recognized standards and document all policies and procedures. Often the process helps identify efficiencies and heighten areas of accountability, all of which translate into higher quality service and operation to benefit the community. The accreditation places Novi PRCS as one of three accredited agencies in Michigan and one of 180 in the U.S. out of about 10,000 possible.

Logo - CAPRA Accredited

Parks and Recreation receiving award at conference Mayor posed with Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services staff holding CAPRA Award

2021 Capra Certificate

A History of Excellence

2021

  • National Recreation and Park Association’s Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) re-accreditation
  • Michigan Recreation & Park Association’s Special Award- Covid-19 Engagement, Return to Recreation
  • Keep Michigan Beautiful Award of Merit: Fuerst park Monarch Waystation
  • Keep Michigan Beautiful Michigan Award: ITC Corridor Trail.
  • Michigan Recreation & Park Association Resolution congratulating Novi PRCS for earning Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) re-accreditation.

2020

  • Michigan Recreation & Park Association’s Grand Award: Blair Bowman (Michigan State Fair)

2019

  • Keep Michigan Beautiful’s The Michigan Plaque: City of Novi Villa Barr Art Park

2018

  • Michigan Recreation & Park Association’s Design Award for Outstanding Facility: Pavilion Shore Park - Press Release

2017

  • mParks Resolution on CAPRA AccreditationNovi PRCS received an mParks congratulatory resolution recognizing their CAPRA accreditation Feb. 1, 2017, during the annual state conference in Grand Rapids.
  • Michigan Recreation & Park Association Resolution congratulating Novi PRCS for earning Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) accreditation.
  • Michigan Municipal League: Michigan Green Communities Challenge’s Gold Certification for incorporating sustainability into its capital improvements planning process. Press release.

2016

Before And After
  • National Recreation and Park Association’s Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) accreditation
  • Michigan Recreation & Park Association’s Design Award for Outstanding Park: Kids Single Mountain Bike Trail
  • Michigan Recreation & Park Association’s Elected Official of the Year: State Rep. Kathy Crawford (R-Novi, District 38)
  • Keep Michigan Beautiful’s Award: City of Novi Cemetery Restoration
  • Michigan Municipal League: Michigan Green Communities Challenge’s Silver Certification for sustainable and green building technologies incorporated into all city facilities. Press release.

2015

  • Michigan Recreation & Park Association’s Outstanding Sports Staff Member Award: T. Chase Root
  • Keep Michigan Beautiful’s Award of Merit: Build Gazebo Project
  • Keep Michigan Beautiful’s The Michigan Plaque: Pavilion Shore Park

2014

  • Keep Michigan Beautiful’s The Distinguished Service Plaque: Hyatt Place Novi
  • Michigan Municipal League: Michigan Green Communities Challenge’s Silver Certification for showing residents greener alternatives.
  • Michigan Fitness Foundation: Governor’s Fitness Award for the Promoting Active Communities program.

2013

  • Michigan Recreation & Park Association’s Recreation Leadership Award: Scott Pratt
  • Michigan Recreation & Park Association’s Youth Sports Staff Member of the Year Award: Theresa McClure
  • Michigan Recreation & Park Association’s Youth Sports Coaches of the Year Award: Mike & Carol Aurilia
  • Michigan Recreation & Park Association’s Innovative Program Award: Parent Child Golf Outing and Outdoor Movie
  • Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness Active Community Award
  • Keep Michigan Beautiful’s Award of Merit: The Superfisky Family
  • Keep Michigan Beautiful’s The Michigan Plaque: Department of Public Works

2012

  • Michigan Recreation & Park Association’s Innovative Recreation Program Award: Novi Cricket Cup
  • Keep Michigan Beautiful’s The President's Plaque: Baseline Marker
  • Keep Michigan Beautiful’s The President's Plaque: Nine Mile Planting
  • Keep Michigan Beautiful’s Award: Tollgate Children's Garden
  • Michigan Municipal League: Michigan Green Communities Challenge’s Bronze Certification.

2011

  • Keep Michigan Beautiful’s The Michigan Plaque: Fuerst Park
  • WadeTrim’s MAP Planning Excellence Award for Best Practice: Novi Non-motorized Master Plan

2010

  • Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness Gold Award - Press Release

2009

  • Michigan Recreation & Park Association’s Marketing Showcase Award: Single Brochure

2008

  • Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness Gold Award
  • Keep Michigan Beautiful’s Distinguished Service Award: Novi Beautification Commission

2007

  • Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness Gold Award
  • Keep Michigan Beautiful’s Award: MSU Tollgate Education Center

2006

  • Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness Silver Award