Centre Region Parks & Recreation
Approved by the CRPR
Board on 20 Feb 01
Ongoing program & facility operations (including
parks, senior center, nature center, pools).
Study options and costs for internet transactions
for CRPR registrations & reservations.
Complete Aquatic Feasibility Study, seek approvals,
and implement recommendations.
Millbrook Marsh Nature Center Projects:
- hire/train new Site Coordinator (seasonal
position) for program operations.
- parking lots project.
- boardwalk project.
- PA. Conservation Corps grant project (for
1 year, if approved)
Train new Aquatics Supervisor (Kim M. Castel
started 22 Jan 01).
Train new Rec. Supervisor for Fitness & Sports
(Jeff R. Hall will start 26 Feb 01).
Search and apply for available grants for maintenance
and operations, as well as for regional capital projects. Assist
municipal staffs with regard to grant applications for municipal
park developments and improvements.
Since COG-CRPR was originally developed as a "maintenance
and programming" agency rather than as a "development & operations" agency,
continue coordination with municipalities regarding expanded
and/or improving municipal parks. However, it has also been
suggested that there is also a need to explore the function,
implications, and development of a Regional Park Plan (to prioritize
municipal grant requests and to fund acquisitions and capital
improvements in "regional" parks).
Incorporate the new municipal park areas into
regional maintenance during 2001 (Haugh Tract, Greenbriar-Saybrook
Park, and the expanded facilities at Orchard Park).
Continue discussions on a Regional Sport Field
Facility in cooperation with SCASD, PSU, community groups,
and potential sponsors.
Prepare and propose an Operations Agreement for
renovation and maintenance of selected school district sport
Refine and improve the Coordinative Facility
Scheduling Process with community recreation groups for municipal
parks and school districts areas.
Work with College Twp. and State College Borough
on a Management Plan & any planned facilities at Thompson
Work with College Twp. and SCASD on development
of a Master Plan for a possible municipal park facility adjacent
to Houserville Elem. School.
Restructure Summer Supervised Playgrounds.
Continue to promote donations, sponsorships,
private funding, park partners, and gifts to benefit CRPR facilities,
leagues, & programs (including the nature center and the
Remembrance Tree program).
Explore, in cooperation with Centre Regional
Planning Agency and municipal officials, the maintenance, promotion,
and expansion of the regional bike trail network.