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Centre Region Council of Governments

Centre Region Parks & Recreation

2643 Gateway Drive #1, State College, PA 16801

Serving the Townships of College, Harris, Ferguson, and Patton, & the Borough of State College

2006 Annual Program Report

“CRPR - Where Everyone Plays!”

Centre Region Parks & Recreation Staff
16 Jan 07

Ronald J. Woodhead, Director
Beth C. Lee, Rec. Supervisor - Programs & Spec. Events
Jeff R. Hall, Rec. Supervisor - Fitness & Sports
Molly Hetrick, Rec. Supervisor - Nature Center
Todd A. Roth, Aquatics Supervisor
Barbara Lindenbaum, Senior Center Director
Carol Clitherow, Senior Center Program Assistant
Kenyatta Shelton-Burleigh, Staff Assistant

Greg Roth, Parks Supervisor
Ted Weaver, Assistant Parks Supervisor
Kurt Kunka, Parks Caretaker
Jeffrey Ballas, Parks Caretaker
Gary Sprankle, Parks Caretaker
Kurt Nicholas, Parks Caretaker
Diane Ishler, Office Manager
Jennifer D. Stout, Staff Assistant


This report does not include municipal park visitors not participating in a CRPR program or event.

 

Aquatics - 214 Programs & Events in 2006

2005

2006

Youth Swim Lesson Registrations (Indoor & Outdoor) 170 Programs

1,049

988

Adult & Special Program Registrations           30 Programs
(Swim Teams, Triple-O Lessons, CPR, Lifeguarding, Triathlon)

434

472

Outdoor Pool Season Passes (Welch & Park Forest Pools) w/10 Pass-types

1,539

1,686

Family Fun Nights (Welch & Park Forest Pools)   4 Events in 2006

701

581

Outdoor Pool Visits (Welch & Park Forest Pools) w/ 100-day Season for recreation, instruction, competition

49,874

50,696

Total Aquatics

53,599

54,423

 

Adult Sports & Fitness - 32 Programs & Leagues in 2006

2005

2006

League & Program Participants       11 Programs & Leagues
(Volleyball, Football, Basketball, Softball, Outdoor Volleyball, Indoor Soccer)

1,136

1,222

Sport Club Visits  (Volleyball, Badminton)     2 Programs

1,396

1,256

Adult Fitness Class Participants          15 Programs

334

354

Adult Tennis Lesson Participants         4 Programs

57

56

Total Adult Sports & Fitness

2,923

2,888

 

Youth Sports - 34 Programs & Events in 2006

2005

2006

Seasonal Sport League Participants (Basketball & Softball) 2 Leagues

346

233

Seasonal Sport Program Participants          11 Programs
(Golf, Lacrosse, Marksmanship, Field Hockey, Soccer)

644

301

Gymnastics Participants            9 Programs
*2006 enrollment reduced due to part-time staff availability

162

120*

Rhythmic Gymnastics       2 Programs

10

21

Parent’s Night Off         1 Program

not offered

15

Judo Classes             3 Programs

32

56

Tennis Classes          3 Programs

237

214

Wrestling Classes       1 Program

19

15

Track & Cross Country Events - 0 track events and 2 X-country events in 2006.*The track meets were not offered in Summer 2006 due to SCASD track renovations.

269

69*

Total Youth Sports

1,719

1,044

 

Day Camps & Playgrounds - 27 Programs in 2006

2005

2006

Summer Day Camp Participants -            25 Programs
includes KidVenture, Martial Arts & Culture Camp

755

728

Wild Wednesday Getaways - weekly field trips for Grades 6-8 - 2 Programs
*In 2005, the Supervised Playground program had 25 participants.

25 *

17

Total Camps & Playgrounds

780

745

 

Millbrook Marsh Nature Center - 213 Programs & Events

2005

2006

Program Registrations              42 Programs in 2006

1,269

962

Other Program Visits               145 Programs and Events in 2006
(School & Day Care Programs, Camps, Group Programs, Events)

4,627

4,840

Facility Rental Visits                26 Rentals to groups in 2006

955

1,162

Total MMNC

6,851

6,964

 

Centre Region Senior Center - 227 Programs in 2006

2005

2006

Noon-time Meals Served          
     
* During 2005, Centre County selected a new meal contractor.

3,620 *

4,070

Program Visits           227 Programs

29,039

30,098

Centre County Senior Games - Participants

238

220

Total Centre Region Senior Center

32,897

34,388

 

Special Programs & Events - 22 Events in 2006

2005

2006

Discounted Tickets for Amusement Parks & Ski Resorts - Tickets Sold

1,314

1,616

Sport Pack Reservations

39

35

Dance Lesson Participants (Ballroom, Square, Round)    6 Programs

1,588

1,732

State College Area Municipal Band (Audience at 4 concerts)

2,150

1,775

Easter Egg Hunt - Youth & parents

250

500

July 4th Kids on Wheels Parade - Youth & parents

175

200

Touch-a-Truck - Youth & parents

250

300

Art-in-the-Parklet Craft Tent (for Arts Festival) - Visitors

600+

550+

Halloween Costume Parade - Youth & parents

1,500

1,800+

Dark in the Park Storytelling - Participants

150

190

Park Partner Day Volunteers
* In 2005, the agency transformed the “Spring Spruce-Up Day” to “Park Partner Day” to help maximize volunteer efficiency.

300 *

359

United Way “Day Of Caring” Volunteers

57

65

Skywatch Participants @ Tom Tudek Memorial Park

258 (5 events)

132 (4 events)

Total Special Events & Programs

8,631

9,254

 

GRAND TOTAL

2005

2006

During 2006 the agency offered 769 recreation programs, events, and leagues
(not including pavilion reservation permits and donation opportunities).

Registrations & participants
(not including the pavilion reservation permits)

107,398

109,706
= 2.15% increase

This report does not include municipal park visitors not participating in a CRPR program or event.

Picnic Pavilion Reservations

2005

2006

Pavilion Reservations (Number of groups)

845

892

Primary Highlights of 2006:
• Centre Region Parks & Recreation agency offered 769 public recreation programs and special events which involved 109,706 participants. The agency processed 29,655 customer financial transactions, which included 892 group reservations for pavilions. Of course most park visits involve no fees or reservations and are not reflected in these figures.
• The agency operated 48 park sites totaling 670 acres during 2006, including 44 municipal parks, two outdoor swimming pools, the Centre Region Senior Center and Millbrook Marsh Nature Center.
• Community interest in the agency remains very high. For example, the agency website at www.crpr.org hosted a total of 1.57 million hits during 2006 from 168,192 visitors; an average of 460 visitors per day.
• Cooperative Advancements for Capital Projects:
- The five participating municipalities approved the Articles of Agreement for “Regional Park Operations, Planning & Development” and for the “Ownership of the Whitehall Road Parklands.”
- The five participating municipalities approved the Park Forest Pool Master Site Plan and submitted a grant application for construction assistance.
- A state grant was awarded to develop a Master Site Plan for the renewal of Welch Pool. That process is now underway.
- A state grant was awarded to develop a Master Site Plan for the COG parklands at Oak Hall, and the COG approved a Development Lease to authorize that park planning and construction.
- A state grant was awarded for the COG to acquire 75 acres of parkland off Whitehall Road.
- The Millbrook Marsh Nature Center Capital Campaign secured $685,850 in pledges as part of the Quiet Phase of the Building Fund Campaign - representing 59% of the local goal of $1.25 million.

Report coordinated by T. Roth & R. Woodhead 

The CRPR Authority is a publicly-funded, municipal agency serving 5 municipalities since 1966. The Authority also maintains 501c3 status.
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