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Program Report

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

Centre Region Parks & Recreation Staff
16 Jan 09

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
Tiffany Barto, Parks Caretaker II
Kurt Kunka, Parks Caretaker I
Gary Sprankle, Parks Caretaker I
Kurt Nicholas, Parks Caretaker I
Diane Ishler, Office Manager
Jennifer D. Stout, Staff Assistant


2008 CRPR Program Summary

In addition to providing these programs, the agency operated and maintained 51 park sites totaling 790 acres during 2008, including 47 municipal parks, two outdoor swimming pools, the Centre Region Senior Center and Millbrook Marsh Nature Center. This report does not include municipal park visitors not participating in a CRPR program or event.

Aquatics - 149 Programs & Events in 2008

2007

2008

Youth Swim Lesson Registrations (Indoor & Outdoor) 131 Programs

928

709

Adult & Special Program Registrations 18 Programs
(Swim Teams, Triple-O Lessons, CPR, Lifeguarding, Triathlon)

558

503

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

1,754

1,834

Family Fun Nights (Welch & Park Forest Pools) 4 Events in 2007

470+

700+

Outdoor Pool Visits to Welch & Park Forest Pools w/ 100-day Season for recreation, instruction & competition
*Park Forest Closed early for the season on August 3 for construction.

51,416

48,122*

Total Aquatics

55,133

51,868

 

Adult Sports & Fitness - 36 Programs & Leagues in 2008

2007

2008

League & Program Participants 14 Programs & Leagues
(Volleyball, Football, Basketball, Softball, Outdoor Volleyball, Indoor Soccer)

1,132

1,250

Sport Clubs (2 Programs = Volleyball, Badminton)

1,353

1,338

Adult Fitness Class Participants 16 Programs

332

426

Adult Tennis Lesson Participants 6 Programs

63

84

Total Adult Sports & Fitness

2,880

3,098

 

Day Camps & Playgrounds - 27 Programs in 2008

2007

2008

Summer Day Camps Participants - 24 Programs
includes KidVenture, Martial Arts & Culture Camp

795

783

Wild Wednesday Getaways - weekly field trips for Grades 6-8 - 1 Programs

29

10

Total Camps & Playgrounds

824

793

 

Centre Region Senior Center - 233 Programs in 2008

2007

2008

Noon-time Meals Served

4,084

4,391

Program Visits (233 Programs offered) * The method of accounting for cooperative programs between the Senior Center and OLLI was changed in mid-2008. Starting in July, only programs that were on-site at the Senior Center are included in the program count.

31,152

24,398*

Centre County Senior Games - Participants

220

218

Total Centre Region Senior Center

35,456

29,007

 

Youth Sports & Programs - 37 Programs & Events in 2008

2007

2008

Seasonal Sport League Participants (Basketball & Softball) 2 Leagues

173

121

Seasonal Sport Program Participants 9 Programs
(Golf, Lacrosse, Marksmanship, Field Hockey, Soccer)

298

288

Gymnastics Participants 6 weeks
* The 2008 enrollment was reduced due to limited availability of part-time staff

61*

30

Rhythmic Gymnastics 2 Programs

20

21

Parent’s Night Off 2 Programs

26

10

Judo Classes 4 Programs

49

76

Tennis Classes 4 Programs

225

230

Hip Hop Dance 4 Programs

34

34

Cross-Country Events - 2 events in 2007 4 events in 2008

71

160

Total Youth Sports

957

970

 

Special Programs & Events - 29 Events in 2008

2007

2008

Discounted Tickets for Amusement Parks & Ski Resorts (tickets sold)

1,686

1,680

Sport Pack Reservations

28

64

Dance Lesson Participants (# of visits) - Ballroom, Square, Round
6 Programs

2,002

2,350

State College Area Municipal Band (Audience at 4 concerts)

1,865

1,850

Easter Egg Hunt - Youth & parents

700

350

July 4th Kids on Wheels Parade - Youth & parents

250

300

Touch-a-Truck - Youth & parents

325

335

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

450+

580

Halloween Costume Parade - Youth & parents

2,100

1,500

Teen Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt

66

90

Dark in the Park Storytelling - Participants

145

175

Bike-In Movies - 3 programs

n / a

210

Nittany Valley Shakespeare Festival in the Parks - 7 shows over 2 weekends

n / a

943

“CRPR Park Partner Day” Volunteers

198

260

United Way “Day Of Caring” Volunteers

159

134

Total Special Events & Programs

9,952

10,821

 

Millbrook Marsh Nature Center - 261 Programs & Events

2007

2008

Program Registrations 68 Programs offered in 2008

581

838

Other Program Visits 126 Programs and Events offered in 2008
(School & Day Care Programs, Camps, Group Programs, Events, Birthdays)

6,513

7,004

Facility Rental Visits 67 Rentals to groups in 2008

1,528

1,864

Total MMNC

8,622

9,706

GRAND TOTAL

2007

2008

Registrations & participants
(not including the pavilion reservation permits)
(1) The method of accounting for cooperative programs between the Senior Center and OLLI was changed in mid-2008. Starting in July, only programs that were on-site at the Senior Center are included in the program count.
(2) Park Forest Pool closed a month early in 2008 for construction. 

113,846

106,263

(Notes
1 & 2)

During 2008, the agency offered 772 recreation programs, events and leagues
(not including pavilion reservation permits and donation opportunities).
This report does not include municipal park visitors not participating in a CRPR program or event.

 

Facility Reservations

2007

2008

Pavilion Reservations (Number of groups)

998

953

Community Garden Plots at Tom Tudek Memorial Park
(This operation was transferred to CRPR for 2007)

All 100
 plots rented

All 102
 plots rented

 

www.crpr.org Website Statistics

2007

2008

Website Hits

1.76 million

2.12 million

Website Visitors

210,151

217,002

Average Number of Visitors per Day

575

594

 

Active.Net (on-line database) Statistics

2007

2008

Total Payments via Credit Card

$273,761

$297,509

Total Credit Card Fees paid by CRPR (For CRPR staff uses only. Paid in 2007 to another service; in 2008 to Active.net) On-line customers pay a service fee in addition to the rec. program fee.

$7,545

$6,431

Total Transaction Fees (to Active.net for their service fee)

Not offered

$10,602

Net Credit Card Revenue (after all service fees are deducted)

$266,212

$280,475

On-Line Registrations (gross revenue)

Not offered

$32,557

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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