Centre Region Council of Governments
Centre Region Parks & Recreation
Summer 2002 Program Report


Centre Region Council of Governments
Centre Region Parks & Recreation
131 S. Fraser St. #3, State College, PA 16801  (814) 231-3071

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

2002 Summer Program Report
01 Jun 02 - 02 Sept 02

Centre Region Parks & Recreation Authority/ Centre Region Parks and Recreation Board

Centre Region Parks & Recreation

Ronald J. Woodhead, Director
Don Coine, Recreation Supervisor
Jeff R. Hall, Recreation Supervisor
Todd Roth, Aquatics Supervisor
Barbara Lindenbaum, Senior Center Director
Diane Ishler, Senior Secretary
Pat Hopkins, Department Secretary
Kathy Woods, Secretary

Greg Roth, Parks Supervisor
C.J. Sichler, Assistant Parks Supervisor
Kurt Kunka, Park Caretaker
Jeffrey Ballas, Park Caretaker
Gary Sprankle, Park Caretaker
Roger Broschart, Park Caretaker
Judy M. Hall, Sr. Citizen Club Coord. (p/t)
Molly Hetrick, Nature Center Site Coordinator &
    Senior Center Assistant (p/t)

Centre Region Parks & Recreation . . . Summer 2002

This report quantifies the many public recreation programs that took place this past summer. Programs represent one half of our service to each municipality; an equally important responsibility involves maintaining municipal park facilities for residents to utilize for recreation on their own . . . from impromptu picnics, to regional baseball league games, a relaxing walk, a game of bocce, or just playing in the creek at Spring Creek Park. Either way, it was another great summer for the agency and Centre Region residents. Parks & Recreation... the benefits are endless!

                                                                        Ronald J. Woodhead, Director
  6 Sept 02

Supervised Playgrounds

Summer 2001

Summer 2002

Super-Duper-vised Playground Program
(Grades 3-8)

84 registrants at 3 sites

80 registrants at 2 sites
(13 on wait list)

The“Super-Duper-vised Playground Program” offers children supervised sports, games, and activities at 3 area parks for seven weeks (9 AM-2 PM) on a drop-in basis. Due to tree work at Holmes-Foster Park, 2 sites operated in 2002. A fee of $40 was charged for the entire 7 weeks of the program.

Summer Day Camps

Summer 2001

Summer 2002

Camp Wee Adventure
(Ages 3-5, 9:30AM-Noon)
7 weeks at Radio Park Elementary

293
31 on wait list
Average of 42 per wk.
(99.9% full w/ 294 cap.)

186
0 waitlist
Average of 27 per wk.
(66.4% full w/ 280 cap.)

Camp Day Adventure
(Grades 1-6, 10AM-3:15PM)
7 weeks at SCAHS South Building.

486
85 on wait list
Average of 69 per wk
(99% full w/ 490 cap.)

466
13 on wait list
Average of 67 per wk.
(95% full w/ 490 cap.)

Camp Day Adventure Plus
(Grades 1-6, 7:30AM-5:30AM)
7 weeks at PF Elem. (includes SCASD Shorts & Sports)

483
46 on wait list
Average of 69 per week
(99% full w/ 490 cap.)

444
12 on wait list
Average of 69 per wk.
(91% full w/ 490 cap.)

Camp Club Adventure
(Grades 7-8, 10AM-3:15PM)
6 weeks at PF Elem.

50
Average of 8 per week
(60% full w/ 84 cap.)

Not Offered

Total

1,312
(97% full w/ 1,358 cap.)

1,096
(87% full w/ 1,260 cap.)

 

Sports & Fitness

Summer 2001

Summer 2002

Men’s Adult Softball League

220 (11 teams)

240 (12 teams)

U.S.T.A. Youth Tennis Lessons (Ages 7-16)

230

159 (Wait list 40)

Adult Tennis Lessons

71

48

Adult Tennis League

25

Not Offered

Junior Tennis Tournament

23

Not Offered

Summer Youth Basketball League (Haymarket Park)

96 (8 teams)

100 (10 Teams)

Coed Adult Outdoor Volleyball League (Spring Creek Park)

40

43

Variety Workout

Not Offered

12

TOTAL

705

602 (Wait list 40)


Centre Region Senior Center

Summer 2001

Summer 2002

Noontime Meals Served (4 days per week, June-Aug)

929

815

Visits to Programs & Special Events (June-Aug)

4,914

5,969

Senior Citizen “Picnic in the Park” at Spring Creek Park

58

56

Centre County Senior Games (held during June)

240 for 10 events
 (w / 260 for luncheon)

260 for 9 events
(w / 325 for luncheon)

The varied summer programs and outings included the Centre County Senior Games festivities, the community service craft sale during the Arts Festival, picnics, and a variety of luncheon adventures.

Special Programs & Services by CRPR

Summer 2001

Summer 2002

Discounted Amusement Park Tickets Sales
(sales commission benefits Gifts-For-Parks)

2,215 tickets
($40,048 gross)

1,847
($35,598.85 gross)

Picnic Pavilion Reservations
(16 pavilions at 12 parks are available for reservations)

$19,220 YTD
(Fees: $25 or $30)

$22,910
(Fees: $30 or $35)

Sport Pack Rentals
(free with pavilion, otherwise rental fee applies)

66

55

July 4th Kids on Wheels Parade (children & parents)

Approx. 250

Approx. 250

Art-in-the-Parklet Craft Tent on July 11 (CPFA / CRPR Event)

500 +

500 +

Track Meets:
(PSU format change for 2002 excluded Age 12 and under)
2001- “All-Comers” , Wed. evenings, Age 5 - Adult, 9 meets.
2002 - CRPR Youth Track Meets, Wed. evenings, Age 3-12 , 8 meets

1,042 visits

400 children

 

Millbrook Marsh Nature Center

Millbrook Marsh Nature Center hosted programs by State College Area School District Community Education, ClearWater Conservancy, Cub Scout groups, Shavers Creek Environmental Center, CALL, Youth Service Bureau, Penn State Cooperative Wetlands Center, and Penn State University. Additional nature / educational, cultural, & historical programs will be held in the fall by CRPR and other organizations.

Nature Center Programs

Summer 2001

Summer 2002

Marsh Mondays

237 children

349 children

Brown Bag Lunch Speaker Series (2001 - Every Friday; 2002 - 1/month)

142 adults & children

54 adults & children

Family Programs

71adults & children

98 adults & children

Camps & Events

674 adults & children

1,343 adults & children

Group Programs

1,263 adults & children

1,641adults & children

Super Summer Sessions

35 adults & children

Not Offered

 

Centre Region Parks & Recreation AQUATICS

 

Pool Season Passes (Prices R/N)

Park Forest
 2001

Park Forest
2002

Welch
2001

Welch
2002

2001: Age 1 - 5 Season Pass ($20 / $30)
2002: Age 1 - 10 Season Pass ($25 / $38)

154

379

209

546

2001: Age 6 - 64 Season Pass ($40 / $60)
2002: Age 11 -64 Season Pass ($45 / $68)

717

470

959

638

2001: Age 65+ Season Pass ($20 / $30)
2002: Age 65+ Season Pass ($25 / $38)

20

18

39

37

5th + Person ($15 / $20 per additional person)

36

44

63

76

Total Pass Sales

927

911

1,270

1,297

Ten Visit Pack ($31.50/$35)

Not Offered

29

Not Offered

57

 

Outdoor Pool Admissions
(2002: Age 1-10 / Age 11 +)

Park Forest
2001

Park Forest
2002

Welch
2001

Welch
2002

2001: Daily & Group Admissions ($3.00 & $2.50)
2002: Daily & Group Admissions ($2.50/$3.50 & $2.50/$2.75)

$19,368

$18,767.25

$41,854

$36,361.75

Birthday Party Reservations ($15/Table)

7

0

11

15


Outdoor Pool Visits 2002

Park Forest
2002

Welch
2002

2002
Total Pool Visits

Recreational Visits
(Includes general swim, family swim, lap, & groups)

19,552

28,518

48,070

Instructional Visits

1,968

2,320

4,288

Competitive Visits (Not including 8 Home Swim Meets)

6,749

7,344

14,093

TOTAL VISITS

28,269

38,182

66,451


Youth Aquatics

Park Forest
2001

Park Forest
2002

Welch
2001

Welch
2002

Parent / Toddler

3

13

16

8

Preschool I & II

 

55
 (10 classes +
wait list 3 )

52
(8 classes,
0 wait list)

46
(8 classes +
wait list 13)

57
(8 classes +
wait list 1)

Red Cross Levels 1-7

169
 (27 classes +
wait list 12)

181
(33 classes +
wait list 3)

259
(44 classes +
wait list 13)

225
(36 classes +
wait list 9)

Youth Stroke and Turn Clinic

Not Offered

69

Not Offered

64

Swim Teams (ages 6-18)

150

167

177

182

Totals

377

482

498

536


High School Natatorium Lessons

Mornings 2001

Mornings 2002

Evenings 2001

Evenings 2002

Parent / Toddler

5
 (1 class)

17
(4 classes)

17
 (2 classes +
wait list 12)

18
(3 classes +
wait list 1)

Preschool I & II

48
 (8 classes +
 wait list 7)

38
(8 classes)

24
 (4 classes +
wait list 29)

35
(6 classes +
wait list 21)

Red Cross Levels 1-7

272
(24 classes +
wait list 18)

261
(48 classes +
wait list 9)

104
(22 classes +
 wait list 49)

127
(15 classes +
wait list 31)

Totals

325

316

145

180

Total Registrations for HS Natatorium: Summer 2001 = 470 Summer 2002 = 496

Special Aquatic Programs

Summer 2001

Summer 2002

Adult Learn to Swim (2 classes each summer)

16
(+ wait list 7)

15
(+ wait list 8)

Adult Stroke Development (2 classes each summer)

11

7

Adult Water Aerobics

 8

Canceled

Scuba (Park Forest)

 Not Offered

7

Over 40 Lap Swim

16

8

Deep Water Aerobics

18

Canceled

CPR Re-certification

Not Offered

34

ARC Lifeguarding Re-certification

Not Offered

10

Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Class

Not Offered

7

July 4th Pool Games at Welch Pool

341

Not Offered

Teen Night with the YMCA at Welch Pool

52

Not Offered

Pool Picnic Nights with the SC Lions Club & Swim Team Parents
(Welch & Park Forest Pools)

109

535

Total

571

623

Summer 2002 Program Report for Centre Region Parks & Recreation
Report Compiled by Donald M. Coine, Jr., Recreation Supervisor