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2001 Highlights of Centre Region Parks & Recreation

-          the agency maintained 34 park areas totaling 452 acres on behalf of 5 municipalities. In the past 10 years, municipal park acreage has increased from 272 to 453 acres.

-          over 700 programs and events were offered during 2001. As a result, the agency conducted 40,538 customer transactions (including program or league registrations & sign-ups, pavilion reservations, etc.). Many more residents simply visited and enjoyed the facilities at the municipal parks. A total of 814 reservation permits were issued for the 14 picnic pavilions during 2001.

-          the PA. Recreation and Park Society presented two awards to the agency in March:

          • the “Agency Publication & Promotion Award” for the seasonal CRPR Leisure Guides.

• the “Excellence in Programming Award” for the CRPR Remembrance Tree Program. This program started in 1994 and continues to be very popular: in 2000, 31 trees were planted and in 2001, 30 trees were planted. Since the program began, a total of 159 trees have been planted in municipal parks using donations.

-          the Centre County Historical Society presented (on Dec. 7) the “Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation” for the adaptive use of the barn at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center.

-          Millbrook Marsh Nature Center hosted 3,290 program visits during 2001, a 15% increase over 2000.

-          the Centre Region Senior Center hosted 21,572 program visits (a new record) during 2001 and served 3,870 noon-time meals.

-          an agreement for Centre Region Parks & Recreation Authority to renovate, operate, and maintain 5 school district ballfields at 3 elementary schools was negotiated. Formal approvals should be completed during March.

The CRPR Authority is a publicly-funded, municipal agency serving 5 municipalities since 1966. The Authority also maintains 501c3 status.
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The Centre Region Parks & Recreation Authority
2643 Gateway Drive #1, State College, PA. USA 16801   (814)231-3071   Fax 814.235.7832