Region Council of Governments
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.
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.
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
- Implement the changes to the summer camp programs to increase participation
- 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).
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.
- Begin researching
and planning ideas for programs and use for the renewed
outdoor pools (mainly at this point to assist with any
- 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.
Maximize the effectiveness of CRPR maintenance services.
- Complete the renovation of 5 leased ballfields at 3 SCASD elementary
- 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
- 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
- Promote facility rentals (barn & pavilion).
- Continue to seek volunteers, program or project partners, interns, donations & grant
- 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
- 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