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from 2002

Centre Region
Parks & Recreation

During 2002:

►          On behalf of the 5 participating municipalities, CRPR operated and maintained 525 acres of municipal parkland at 44 sites.

►          The CRPR office processed 35,222 customer financial transactions (registrations and reservations) with revenue totaling $513,274.

►          The agency issued a total of 836 group reservation permits for 16 picnic pavilions (6-month season).

►          Park Forest and Welch Community Swimming Pools hosted 66,451 visits (recreational, instructional, competitive) during the 100-day summer swim season.

►          Millbrook Marsh Nature Center hosted 4,709 program visits, a 25% increase over attendance in 2001. Since the nature center opened in 1997, every $1 of municipal contributions has generated $4 of other resources (donations, grants, services).

►          The Centre Region Senior Center served 3,486 noon-time meals and hosted 24,497 program visits.

►          Scores of volunteers continue to provide valuable services to the community by coaching youth sport teams, assisting at the senior center and nature center, and helping to improve the municipal parks as “Park Partners,” on “Spring Spruce-Up Day,” and on the “Day of Caring.”

►          Funds for 41 “Remembrance Trees” were donated to the CRPR Gifts-For-Parks program for planting during 2002, the highest number since the program was initiated in 1994. Donations for planting a total of 203 trees have been made since the program began.

►          The Commonwealth awarded the Centre Region Parks & Recreation Authority a 1-year “PA. Conservation Corps” grant valued at $80,000. In addition, the COG General Forum unanimously approved submitting a state grant application in the amount of $717,275 to fully fund the purchase of two 75-acre tracts from Penn State for future development as municipal parklands for active recreation.

►          The CRPR website continues to grow in popularity as an avenue of information regarding Centre Region parks, programs, and special events. An analysis of the web server log files reveals that the CRPR website hosted 214,886 hits from 15,074 visitors during 4thQ 2002 (Oct. 1 - Dec. 31), with an average of 163 visitors per day.

05 Jan 03

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