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About Us

The California Association for Park and Recreation Insurance (CAPRI) is one of the 150 Joint Powers Authorities (JPA) in the State of California. JPA’s were designed and developed to meet the specific needs of the member entities, many of which were formed to provide insurance coverages, risk management safety and loss prevention services. This program of self-insurance is permitted under Government Code Sections 6500 and 990.8. CAPRI provides self-insurance and related services to members of California Association of Recreation and Park Districts (CARPD).

    We are comprised of over 60 Member Districts with a combined annual contribution of nearly $10 million and an accumulated cash reserve on hand of over $20 million.

    Through this program recreation and park agencies are able to pool member contributions and to realize the advantages of self-insurance.


    Public agencies have had a long history of being subjected to sudden and sweeping market cycles that often left them powerless in purchasing needed coverage for reasonable premiums.

    For over 30 years the California Association for Park and Recreation Insurance (CAPRI) has provided a stable market and insurance coverage for risks that are common to Recreation and Park Districts through the most cost-effective, fiscally sound and equitable combination of self-insurance, excess insurance or reinsurance. CAPRI promotes risk management techniques, delivering safety and loss prevention services to our Member Districts.

    Why Choose Us?

    A key to our managing a successful self-insurance program is an unwavering commitment to risk management, safety, and loss control programs. Your individual district will be more influential in reducing claims due to their increased knowledge gained from CAPRI workshops and seminars. Established programs with CAPRI’s risk management goals are in place for your benefit. Our District Visitation Program is designed to assist you and your Safety Committee in enhancing safety and loss prevention efforts. Included are such activities as safety inspections, playground reports, and assistance in conforming to California Playground Safety Regulations, all enhancing your knowledge of dangerous conditions that could result in claims.

    Our Coverages Include:

    • General Liability
    • Public Official Errors & Omissions
    • Automobile Liability
    • Property Loss and Physical Damage
    • Earthquake and Flood
    • Automobile Physical Damage
    • Boiler and Machinery
    • Crime Coverage
    • Identity Theft Expense Reimbursement Coverage

    Risk Management Tools Provided:

    • Safety and Loss Prevention Manual
    • Safety Materials
    • Parlay Tailgate Topics
    • Group Membership in the National Safety Council
    • District Visitation Program
    • Requirements & Standards

    Click here for Membership Requirements to find out if you qualify!