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Centre Region Council of Governments
Centre Region Parks & Recreation Board /
Centre Region Parks & Recreation Authority
Approved 2005 Agency Goals
Approved on 8 Feb 05. These goals are not listed in priority.

Category 2005 Goal Descriptions
General
Operations
- Promote the benefits and availability of local recreation opportunities in parks and programs.
- Provide effective, efficient, and safe program & facility operations (including customer services, parks, senior center, nature center, aquatics).
- Continue website operations / updates and promotion of the website; integrate the Internet-based solution for P&R services by customers. Utilize the services to improve communication with our customers.
- Search & apply for available grants for improvements, operations, and for capital projects (re: regional and municipal projects).
- Develop a Memorandum of Understanding with SCASD regarding group scheduling on the leased sites (Fogleman & the elem. school ballfields).
- Work to improve the dialog with SCASD in matters related to the uses of the schools and of municipal facilities (policies, programs, facilities).
- Provide staff support to the discussions by the COG Ad Hoc Regional Park Committee about the future of P&R operations.
Programs,
Leagues,
Special Events
- Increase program participation and net revenue. Add new programs and special events as resources & opportunities permit. This includes exploring grants, league sponsorships, new fitness programs and sport leagues, cooperation with SCASD, additional class locations, and new partnership opportunities.
- Implement the changes to the summer camp programs to increase participation and revenue.
- Continue to improve the effectiveness of the CRPR Leisure Guide.
- Plan and initiate the CRPR Youth Sports Outreach Initiatives for coach and sport parent education.
- Develop and implement a League Registration / Payment Policy (for adult sport league teams).
Aquatics - Explore and implement new and/or updated program ideas & special events for aquatics.
- Explore and implement new ways to increase revenue and attendance at the outdoor community pools over the next few years (prior to renewal); recover from the ‘04 budget deficit.
Pool Renewals:
- Begin researching and planning ideas for programs and use for the renewed outdoor pools (mainly at this point to assist with any design process).
- Park Forest Community Pool: apply for a state grant to assist with developing a Site Master Plan for the renewal of that facility.
- Welch Community Pool: There are now two site choices. We must continue to work for municipal & school consensus on the process to update / improve / replace the facility.
Facilities - Maximize the effectiveness of CRPR maintenance services.
- Complete the renovation of 5 leased ballfields at 3 SCASD elementary schools.
- Work with the municipalities on park improvements, playground safety projects, new park developments.
- Pending a grant extension beyond June, continue to work with the PCC program for park projects.
- Pending the completion of the acquisition process of the Oak Hall Parkland by COG (expected by June ‘05), work with the respective municipalities on funding the park master planning process.
Senior
Center
- Continue to search for ways to improve the promotion of programs offered at the (expanded) Senior Center.
- Implement a new mental fitness program, as well as new programs which promote health.
- Develop new programs, partners, and donations to reduce municipal costs. Continue to add programs that are financially self-supporting.
Nature
Center
- Continue to develop and promote new programs, group programs & special events to increase visibility and visitations by residents and tourists.
- Focus on extending group services to more (1) charter schools, (2) church schools, and (3) homeschool groups.
- Continue to develop the “CRPR Explorer Series” programs at the nature center and other CRPR facilities.
- Explore options to begin offering training and development opportunities for area school teachers related to PA State Environment & Ecology Standards.
- Promote facility rentals (barn & pavilion).
- Continue to seek volunteers, program or project partners, interns, donations & grant funds.
- Continue to develop training methods and materials for volunteers and for temporary staff hired throughout the year.
- Complete the EPA Grant program tasks during 2005 (Wetlab construction).
- Develop, purchase, and install property signs (interpretive, regulatory and informational).
- Capital Improvements / Capital Campaign:
      • Finalize strategy and COG General Forum approvals, then proceed with MMNC Capital Campaign.
      • Parking lots construction; landscape plantings, connecting pathways.
      • Wetlab: complete planning and proceed with construction.

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
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