Highlights of Centre Region Parks & Recreation
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.
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.
PA. Recreation and Park Society presented two awards to the
agency in March:
• the “Agency
Publication & Promotion Award” for the seasonal CRPR
• 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.
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.
Marsh Nature Center hosted 3,290 program visits during 2001,
a 15% increase over 2000.
Centre Region Senior Center hosted 21,572 program visits (a
new record) during 2001 and served 3,870 noon-time meals.
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