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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
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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
2643 Gateway Drive #1, State College, PA. USA 16801   (814)231-3071   Fax 814.235.7832