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Centre Region Parks & Recreation - 2002 Agency Goals
Approved by the Board on 19 Feb 02

Category 2002 Goal Descriptions
Operations - Ongoing program & facility operations (including parks, senior center, nature center, aquatics).
Professional
Staff
- Continue orientation for Rec. Supervisor for Programs & Special Events (started in Nov.).
- Train new Aquatics Supervisor (started Jan. 22 )
- Train additional office secretary (started Feb. 11)
- Train additional Parks Caretaker to be added in March 2002.
- Implement uniforms for f/t Parks Maintenance staff.
Programs
&
Leagues
- Expand “Leisure Guide Partners” efforts to reduce net costs of seasonal Leisure Guides.
- Develop a “Program Partner” Policy for cooperative program operations.
- Reactivate the Youth Sports Council to foster greater cooperation & improved communications with sport organizations and SCASD.
- Implement a Youth Sports Parent Education Program in conjunction with other local sport organizations.
- Confirm that all adult leagues are financially self-supporting
- Implement a Team Sponsor Policy for youth teams.
- Revitalize the CRPR Youth Soccer program, perhaps in cooperation with Centre Soccer Assn.
- Add new programs and special events as resources permit.
Aquatic Facilities - Present Aquatic Feasibility Study and seek approval for implementation of recommendations.
Facilities - Per pending agreement, renovate and maintain 5 ballfields at 3 SCASD elementary schools.
- Incorporate the new municipal park areas into regional maintenance during 2002 (Thompson Woods Preserve, improvements at Fairbrook Park, official opening of Haugh Tract Park).
- Work with College Twp. and State College Borough on a Management Plan for Thompson Woods preserve.
Nature
Center
- Proceed with boardwalk construction project.
- Develop and offer new programs; improve publicity for all programs and facility improvements.
- Continue with the EPA Wetlands Grant.
- Parking lots construction: seek benefactor and proceed.
- PA. Conservation Corps grant projects (for 1 year starting July 1, if approved by state).
- Build two sun shelters and picnic pavilion. Renovate garage to office/library area.
- Finalize rules via municipal ordinance and install proper signage throughout.
- Develop a “Friends of Millbrook” membership organization
Senior
Center
- Prepare for remote COG/CRPR office operations in 2003.
- Continue promotion of the Senior Citizen Club and CALL programs.
- Encourage collaboration with community groups to enhance program potential and facility use.
- Manage the allocation of parking coupons available to patrons.
Administration - With the addition of a 3rd secretary, evaluate and restructure front-office operations.
- 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).
- Continue website operations and promotion of the website.
- When available from SportsLog, evaluate options and costs for internet transactions by customers.
- Assist municipal staffs with regard to grant applications for municipal park developments and improvements.
Regional
Issues
- 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).
- Continue discussions on a Regional Sport Field Facility in cooperation with COG, PSU, SCASD, community groups, and potential sponsors (including the COG ad hoc Recreation Committee and the CRPR Board Assessment Project). This effort should include the Aquatics Feasibility Study recommendations.
- Search and apply for available grants for operations & improvements, as well as for regional capital projects.

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