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CENTRE REGION PARK LOCATIONS
as of 24 Jan 2014

CRPR operates 915 acres at 54 sites across the Centre Region.
Click on each address to view a map to each park or call (814) 231-3071 for directions (M-F, 8-5).

CLICK HERE to view a Regional Map with all park locations (2 MB JPG file)

Also see "Guide to Parks By Activity"

Park Name

Acres

Location

Facilities
(An aqua background = maintained by CRPR)

Maintained
by

STATE COLLEGE BOROUGH - 115 acres of municipal parklands

1. Sidney Friedman Parklet (formerly Central Parklet)

0.5

241 S. Fraser St.
State College, PA

Performance canopy, tot play equipment, picnic tables, bikeway corridor, drinking fountain

CRPR

2. Nittany Village Park

0.5

1331 Old Boalsburg Rd.
State College, PA

Playground, picnic tables

CRPR

3. East Fairmount Park

1.5

518 E. Fairmount Ave.
State College, PA

Playground, picnic tables, drinking fountain.

CRPR

4. South Hills Park

1.5

126 Aikens Place
State College, PA

Playground, covered picnic table, basketball court, drinking fountain.

CRPR

5. Smithfield Park

1.7

1211 S. Garner St.
State College, PA

The park is easily accessible off Smithfield St.
Playground, picnic pavilion, half-court basketball, drinking fountain.

CRPR

6. Tusseyview Park

4.5

320 E. Marylyn Ave.
State College, PA

Playground, basketball, 2 tennis courts, picnic pavilion, drinking fountain, portable toilet.

CRPR

7. High Point Park

6.2

855 Whitehall Rd.
State College, PA

Playground, basketball, one tennis court, youth ballfield w/seasonal soccer field, picnic tables, drinking fountain, portable toilet.

CRPR

8. Thompson Woods Preserve (portion in SC Boro.)

6.8

928 Walnut Spring Ln.
State College, PA

Hiking trails, nature study
Thompson Woods Preserve Management Plan (PDF)
Thompson Woods Preserve PLANT INVENTORY c/o Dr. Ralph Mumma, June 2007.
Thompson Woods Preserve brochure by ClearWater Conservancy (PDF)

CRPR

9. Holmes-Foster Park

11

2 entrances:
600 S. Sparks St. &
901 Westerly Pkwy
State College, PA.

2 picnic pavilions, 2 playground areas, basketball court, horseshoes, charcoal grills, 2 bocce courts, restroom building (seasonal), drinking fountain.

CRPR

10. Orchard Park

19.4

1060-1106 Bayberry Dr.
State College, PA

Playgrounds, picnic pavilion, charcoal grill, lawn volleyball court, 2 tennis courts, adult softball field w/seasonal soccer field, youth ballfield, basketball court, bike path, walking path, amphitheater, restroom building (seasonal), drinking fountain.

CRPR

11. Walnut Springs Park

19.4

711 Walnut Spring Ln
State College, PA

Hiking trails, nature study
Walnut Springs Park PLANT INVENTORY c/o Dr. Ralph Mumma, 2007

CRPR

12. Sunset Park

20

850 McKee St.
State College, PA

Playground, 2 picnic pavilions, basketball court, exercise trail, horseshoes, youth ballfield, hiking trail, restroom building (seasonal), drinking fountain, charcoal grills.

CRPR

13. Lederer Park

21.8

1101 University Drive
State College, PA

Walking paths, arboretum, 2 picnic pavilions, drinking fountain, charcoal grills, portable toilet.

CRPR

COLLEGE TOWNSHIP - 207 acres of municipal parklands

14. Nittany Orchard Park

5.2

247 Cortland Circle
Lemont, PA

Playground, 1 tennis court, basketball court, youth ballfield, gazebo

CRPR

15. Slab Cabin Park

19.9

316 Elmwood St.
State College, PA

Picnic pavilion (at bottom), playground (at top), baseketball court, portable toilet, seasonal sledding slope, covered bridge

CRPR

16. Dalevue Park

14.8

413 Goldfinch Dr.
State College, PA

playground, picnic pavilion, bike path, basketball, 1 tennis court, volleyball, youth ballfield, drinking fountain, portable toilet, sledding slope, basketball court, charcoal grill, parking for 30 vehicles.

CRPR

17. Fogleman Field Complex

15

211 Scholl Street (behind Houserville Elem. School)

3 dedicated soccer fields, perimeter walking path, 2 picnic pavilions, charcoal grills, restroom building (seasonal), drinking fountain, parking for 50 vehicles. This land is leased from SCAD by the Twp.; the adjoining softball field is leased from SCASD by the Rec. Authority.

CRPR

(17.) Fogleman Overlook Park
2.7
252 Meadowsweet Dr. State College, PA
Adjoins the Fogleman Field Complex (for supplemental parking of 20 vehicles)
College Township

18. Spring Creek Park

36.3

Two park entrances:
1. 901 Houserville Rd.
2. Off Puddintown Road (to 151 Spring Creek Park Road)
State College, PA.

Playground, 3 picnic pavilions, 2 sand volleyball courts, 4 tennis courts, walking paths, adult softball field, adult baseball field, fitness unit, covered bridge, fishing, restroom building (seasonal), maintenance building, drinking fountain, charcoal grills. Parking for 125 vehicles.

29.3 CRPR
4.69 Twp.

(8.) Thompson Woods Preserve
(portion in College Twp.)

36.6

928 Walnut Spring Ln.
State College, PA

Trails with parking for 10 vehicles. Also see:
Thompson Woods Preserve Management Plan (PDF)
Thompson Woods Preserve PLANT INVENTORY c/o Ralph Mumma. June 2007.
Thompson Woods Preserve brochure by ClearWater Conservancy (PDF)

CRPR

Cairn Crossing
1.4
Barnbridge Subdivision, Lemont, PA
Walking path along Spring Creek with parking for 4 vehicles
College
Township
Fieldstone Park
1.8

Brandywine Dr.
State College, PA

Open, level field, benches
College
Township
Glenn Park
1.7
125 Shady Dr.
State College, PA
Neighborhood picnic area
College
Township

Harris Acres Parklet

1.2

414 W. Hubler Rd.
State College, PA

Picnic area, backstop

College
Township

Kissinger Meadow / Open Space
11.9
East Branch Rd.
State College, PA
Open space, wetlands
College
Township
Limerock Terrace Parklet
0.4
Limerock Terrace
State College, PA
Reserved for future development as a playlot
College
Township

Mount Nittany Terrace Parklet

2.9

262 Jay Lane
College Twp.

Playground, picnic area, 6 parking spaces

College
Township

Mountainside Park

9.3

539 Matilda Ave.
Lemont, PA

Nature trail, playground, picnic area, 10 parking spaces

College
Township

Oak Grove Parklet

2.3

108 Villandry Blvd.
State College, PA

Playground, picnic area, basketball, paved walking path

College
Township

Panorama Village Open Space
0.6
Near Panorama Elem. School
Acquired by Twp. in Oct. 2012: playground and basketball court
College
Township

Penn Hills Park

4.8

2601 Penbrook Ln.
State College, PA

Picnic area, pavilion, playground, youth ballfield, sledding

College
Township

Shamrock Park
3
828 Shamrock Ave.
State College, PA
Playground, picnic area, grass trail
College
Township
Slab Cabin Overlook
0.7
Near Slab Cabin Park
-
College
Township
Spring Creek Estates Open Space
10.2
Spring Creek Estates Subdivision, State College, PA
Walking trail
College
Township

Stoney Batter Natural Area

26.1

540 Mt. Nittany Rd.
Lemont, PA

Wooded area with hiking trail to Mt. Nittany vistas. Parking to acccomodate 10 vehicles

College
Township

Thompson Woods Playlot

1.8

810 Walnut Spring Ln.
State College, PA

Gazebo, trail connection, parking for 4 vehicles

College
Township

HARRIS TOWNSHIP - 68 acres of municipal parklands

19. Harpster Park
4
Pilgrim Drive
Boalsburg, PA
A public park / open space area in the Liberty Hill complex has been developed by Harris Township in 2013.
CRPR

20. Country Place Park

4.1

100 Honeysuckle Dr.
Boalsburg, PA

Playground, half-court basketball, drinking fountain.

CRPR

21. Blue Spring Park

8

230 Wagner St.
Boalsburg, PA

Basketball, 2 youth ballfields w/ seasonal soccer field, seasonal (on-ground) ice rink, playground, pavilion, drinking fountain, charcoal grill, portable toilet.

CRPR

22. Nittany View Park

9

1021 Boalsburg Pk.
Boalsburg, PA

Pavilion, playground, walking path, youth ball field, seasonal soccer field, drinking fountain, charcoal grill, portable toilet.

CRPR

23. Kaywood Park

10

1120 Karmel St.
Boalsburg, PA

Playground, pavilion, charcoal grill, basketball court, youth ballfield, drinking fountain, sledding area.

CRPR

24. Stan Yoder
Memorial Preserve

15

450 West Main St.
Boalsburg, PA.

Walking paths, nature study. The Preserve was officially dedicated by Harris Township in 2006. Read more...

CRPR

25. Eugene Fasick Park

18.3

Section 1:
202 Willowbrook Dr.
East Section (Main):
110 Fasick Park Ln.
Boalsburg, PA

Playground, bocce court, horseshoes, youth ballfield, pavilion, basketball court, nature trails, drinking fountain, charcoal grill, portable toilet.

CRPR

FERGUSON TOWNSHIP - 189 acres of municipal parklands

26. Overlook Heights Totlot

1

356 E. Clinton Ave.
State College, PA

Playground (near Joel Confer's Auto Dealership)

CRPR

27. Meadows Park

2

101 Timothy Lane
PA. Furnace, PA

Playground, basketball, picnic pavilion, drinking fountain, charcoal grill.

CRPR

28. Park Hills Park

4

1251 W, Park Hills Ave.
State College, PA

Playground, youth ballfield / seasonal soccer field, drinking fountain.
Click HERE to view photos of the new playground equipment (Nov. 2012) by Ferguson Twp.

CRPR

29. Greenbriar -
Saybrook Park

8

1386 N. Foxpointe Dr.
State College, PA

Playground, horseshoes, basketball court, 2 pavilions, charcoal grill, walking path, drinking fountain, portable toilet.

CRPR

30. Autumnwood Park

9.5

2207 Autumnwood Dr.
State College, PA

Playground, pavilion, charcoal grill, soccer field (in basin), walking path, drinking fountain, portable toilet.

CRPR

31. Suburban Park

10

101 Suburban Ave.
State College, PA

Playground, youth ballfield, 2 tennis courts (also lined for 2 pickleball courts), basketball, pavilion, bike path, drinking fountain, portable toilet.

CRPR

32. Homestead Park

10

145 Farmstead Ln.
State College, PA

Playground, pavilion, basketball, walking path, youth ballfield w/ seasonal soccer field, drinking fountain.

CRPR

33. Haymarket Park

12

1631 Bristol Ave.
State College, PA

Playground, 2 pavilions, 2 basketball courts, sand volleyball court, youth ballfield w/ seasonal football/soccer field, drinking fountain, charcoal grills, portable toilet.

CRPR

34. Fairbrook Park

29

1210 Tadpole Rd.
PA. Furnace, PA

Playground, pavilion, charcoal grill, walking path, youth ballfield w/ seasonal soccer fields, drinking fountain, portable toilet.

CRPR

35. Tom Tudek
Memorial Park

87

400 Herman Dr.
State College, PA

Extended area at
425 Park Crest Lane

Playground, basketball, two pavilions, two tennis courts, two parking areas, perimeter walking path (1.3  miles), bike path, youth ballfield w/seasonal soccer field, butterfly garden, restroom building (seasonal), drinking fountains (at restroom and at dogpark), Tudek Dog Park and Tudek Park Community Garden Plots (accessible off Park Crest Lane).
Link to Snetsinger Butterfly Garden website.

CRPR

Westfield / Hillside Farm Estates Park

16.1

off Sunset Drive
Pine Grove Mills, PA

No facilities; for future park development.  In 2011 Ferguson Twp. prepared and approved a Master Site Plan for this park. The master plan was amended in 2013 to include a land acquisition that was added to the park.

Ferguson
Township

Former Ferguson Twp. Municipal Authority (Preserve)

n/a

Off Rt. 26, south of
Pine Grove Mills, PA.

80 acre watershed preserve; no facilities.

Ferguson
Township

PATTON TOWNSHIP - 172 acres of municipal parklands

36. Park Forest Tot Lot

0.9

2049 N. Oak Lane
State College, PA 16803

Pavilion, playground, drinking fountain.

CRPR

37. Oakwood Park

4.3

380 Oakwood Ave.
State College, PA 16803

Playground, pavilions, youth ballfield with seasonal soccer, walking path, drinking fountain, charcoal grill, portable toilet.

CRPR

38. Marjorie Mae Park

4.7

701 Marjorie Mae St.
State College, PA 16803

Play equipment, pavilion, charcoal grill.

CRPR

39. Woodycrest Park

6

1936 Lauck St.
State College, PA 16803

Playground, basketball court, youth ballfield w/ seasonal soccer field, pavilion, drinking fountain, charcoal grill, portable toilet.

CRPR

40. Ambleside Park

7.1

161 Ambleside Ct.
State College, PA 16803

Tot Playground (Age 2-5), Youth Playground (Age 5-12), pavilion, perimeter walking trail, natural "open field" play area, parking area, charcoal grill.
See park plan HERE (PDF, 0.6 MB)

CRPR

41. Graysdale Park

14.1

880 Grays Woods Blvd.
Port Matilda, PA 16803

Playground, soccer field, youth ballfield, basketball, pavilion, walking path, charcoal grill, portable toilet.

CRPR

42. Green Hollow Park

15.7

1900 Park Forest Ave.
State College, PA 16803

Playground & tot lot, pavilion, charcoal grill, 2 tennis courts, basketball court, youth ballfield with seasonal soccer, drinking fountain, portable toilet.

CRPR

43. Circleville Park

37.7

Entrance #1:
3225 Circleville Rd.
Port Matilda, PA 16870

Entrance #2:
(off Valley Vista Drive)
200 Little Lion Drive
State College, PA 16803

Upper and lower playground areas, dedicated soccer field, youth ballfield, 4 picnic pavilions, 9-hole disc-golf course, 2 basketball courts, 1-mile paved perimeter path, drinking fountain, 3 sand volleyball courts, 1 adult-sized softball field, charcoal grills, portable toilet, 2 bocce courts, parks maintenance building.

Click HERE to view a PDF informational sheet with park facility map.

CRPR

44. Bernel Road Park
(formerly the "Crust Tract")

74.4

2501 Bernel Road
State College, PA 16803

Patton Township has constructed Phase 1 of this new park with the following facilities: playground structures (airport theme), picnic pavilion, 9-hole disc golf course, paved walking trails, paved parking area and entrance driveway. The park is open during daylight hours only.

The park was transferred to CRPR by Patton Township on 1 Nov 2012. A portable toilet will remain at the site year-round. The pavilion may be reserved on a year-round basis. Click HERE for more park information and photos.

CRPR

Carnegie Dr. Tot Lot

0.4

3164 Carnegie Dr.
State College, PA 16803

Play equipment, tot swings, spring riders, drinking fountain, benches and tables

Patton
Township

Cedar Cliff Park

2.5

324 Manhasset Dr.
State College, PA 16803

No facilities. Patton Township has no plans for development at this site; it is intended to remain as open space.

Patton
Township

Ghaner Drive Parklet

2.2

265 Ghaner Drive
State College, PA 16803

Play equipment, swings, pavilion, drinking fountain, benches and tables

Patton
Township

Graycairn Park

1.5

116 Heiskel Drive
State College, PA 16803

No facilities. Patton Township has no plans for development at this site; it is intended to remain as open space.

Patton
Township

Patton Woods Nature Rec. Area

n/a

2950 Circleville Rd.
State College, PA 16803

The Patton Township Board of Supervisors has established special regulations for "Patton Woods Nature Recreation Area" (62.7 acres, formerly "Circleville Woods") at 2950 Circleville Rd.: (1) 24-hour use is permitted, (2) Dogs are allowed off-leash and under owner control and within sight distance of owner. (3) Hunting is permitted from Sept. 16 - Jan. 31 and prohibited from Feb. 1 - Sept. 15 each year. NOTE: This area is not classified as a "municipal park" by Patton Township.

Patton
Township

Ridgemont Parklet

0.5

206½ Harvard Rd.
State College, PA 16803

Basketball court, swing set, benches

Patton
Township

COG / CENTRE REGION PARKS & REC. AUTHORITY - 267 acres of regional facilities

45. Centre Region
Senior Center

n/a

131 S. Fraser St. #1
State College, PA

Senior Citizen Center info.

CRPR

46. Houserville Elem. Ballfield

1.5

Houserville Elem. School
State College, PA

Youth ballfield; leased from SCASD, drinking fountain at Fogleman Field restroom building.

CRPR

47. Ferguson Elem. Ballfields

3

Ferguson Elem. School
Pine Grove Mills, PA

2 youth ballfields w/ seasonal soccer field, leased from SCASD. Portable toilet.

CRPR

48. Radio Park Elem. Ballfields

4

Radio Park Elem. School
State College, PA

2 youth ballfields with seasonal soccer field, portable toilet. Leased from SCASD.

CRPR

49. Wm. L. Welch Comm. Pool

3.3

670 Westerly Parkway
State College, PA

Outdoor Swimming Pool: See CRPR Aquatics Info

CRPR

50. Park Forest Comm. Pool

4.4

2100 School Drive
State College, PA

Outdoor Swimming Pool w/ picnic pavilion; see CRPR Aquatics Info

CRPR

51. Millbrook Marsh
Nature Center

63

548 Puddintown Rd
State College, PA

Education building, barn, nature trails, 3 sun shelters, boardwalk w/ birdblind, pavilion, portable toilets, charcoal grill, drinking fountain. Nature Center info.
The lands are owned by Penn State Univ. and leased to the Rec. Authority.

CRPR

52. John Hess Softball Field Complex
21
1707 Shingletown Road
State College, PA
(in Harris Township)
Purchased on 1 Sep 2010 from the Hess Estate. Renovations to address needed maintenance, ADA access and safety improvements were completed. A Master Site Plan has been prepared for future improvements. Hess Field info. Owned by COG and leased to the Rec. Authority.
CRPR

53. Oak Hall Regional Park

68

120 Linden Hall Rd.
Boalsburg, PA

Construction of the Phase 1 facilities is underway. This park is expected to fully open in Spring 2015. Regional Park info.   Owned by COG and leased to the Rec. Authority.

CRPR

54. Whitehall Road Parklands
100
1954 Blue Course Dr.
State College, PA
(future street address of this new park)
For future development for active recreation - starting in late 2014. This park is expected to fully open in Fall 2015 or Spring 2016. The 75-acre tract was acquired in May 2008. The 25-acre tract was acquired in May 2011.  A Master Site Plan for the entire 100 acres has been developed and approved. Regional Park info.  Owned jointly by COG and Ferguson Township; leased to the Rec. Authority.
CRPR

CENTRE REGION PARKLAND SUMMARY - 2013

Municipality

Municipality-maintained

CRPR-maintained
(54 Sites)

Total 

Capital Costs c/o

State College Borough

0 acres

115 acres

115 acres

State College Borough

College Township

79.4

127.8

207.2

College Twp.

Harris Township

0

68

68

Harris Twp.

Ferguson Township

16.1

172.5

188.6

Ferguson Twp.

Patton Township

7.1

164.9

172

Patton Twp.

COG/ CRPR Authority
10 Sites (leased or owned)

-

267

267

Shared by 5 municipalities

TOTAL

102.6 acres

915.2 acres

1,017.8
acres total

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  • For the "municipal parks," the owning municipality funds acquisition & capital improvements; maintenance services, program services, and operational supplies are provided by CRPR (with regionally-shared funding determined by the Modified COG Formula).
  • Regional facilities (pools, nature center, senior center, leased sites) are capitalized according to the annual Modified COG Formula.
  • Starting in mid-1988, new parks were added for regional maintenance only if the site was 4 or more acres. Existing parks that were under 4 acres and regionally-maintained were grandfathered.

CRPR is a publicly-funded, municipal agency serving 5 municipalities.
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