Centre Region Council of Governments
Centre Region Parks & Recreation
Summer 2003 Program Report


Centre Region Council of Governments
Centre Region Parks & Recreation
2643 Gateway Drive #1, State College, PA 16801

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

2003 Summer Program Report
May 24 - September 1, 2003

The Centre Region
named as
“Pennsylvania’s
Sportstown!”
by Sports Illustrated
and the
National Recreation & Park Assn.
20 Aug 03

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

Richard C. Marboe, Ph.D., Chair
Cindy Solic, Vice-Chair
Kenneth Mawritz, Ph.D., Secretary
Daniel G. Linzell, Ph.D., P.E. , Treasurer
George D. Falkenstern
Roy F. Harpster

Centre Region Parks & Recreation

Ronald J. Woodhead, Director
Beth C. Lee, Rec. Supervisor - Programs & Spec. Events
Jeff R. Hall, Recreation Supervisor - Fitness & Sports
Molly Hetrick, Rec. Supervisor - Nature Center
Todd A. Roth, Aquatics Supervisor
Barbara Lindenbaum, Senior Center Director
Tanya Slashchev, Senior Center Program Assistant
Diane Ishler, Administrative Assistant

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
Pat Hopkins, Staff Assistant
Kathy Woods, Staff Assistant

30 Sept 03

Centre Region Parks & Recreation . . . Summer 2003

Centre Region Parks & Recreation operates as a result of the cooperation of the five participating municipalities. This report quantifies the many public recreation programs that took place this past summer. However, 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 (as a family or with a group). Either way, it was another great summer for the agency and for Centre Region residents. Parks & Recreation.... discover the benefits!

                                                                                                                     Ronald J. Woodhead, Director

Supervised Playgrounds

Summer 2002

Summer 2003

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

80 registrants at 2 sites

135 Registrants at 4 sites

The“Super-Duper-vised Playground Program” offered children supervised sports, games, and activities at 4 area parks for seven weeks (9 AM-2 PM) on a drop-in basis. A fee of $40 was charged for the entire 7 weeks of the program. The actual cost for the program was $130 / child for the 7 weeks.

Summer Day Camps

Summer 2002

Summer 2003

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

186
Average of 27 per wk.

98
Average of 14 per wk.

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

466
Average of 67 per wk.

273
Average of 39 per wk.

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

444
Average of 63 per wk.

400
Average of 57 per wk.

Total

1,096

771


Fitness & Sports

Summer 2002

Summer 2003

Adult Softball League

240 (12 teams)

280 (14 teams)

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

159 (Wait list 40)

258 (Wait list 5)

Adult Tennis Lessons

48

48

Summer Youth Basketball League (Haymarket Park)

100 (10 Teams)

80 (8 teams)

Coed Adult Outdoor Volleyball League (Spring Creek Park)

43

53

Variety Workout (Fitness Class)

12

16

Pilates Class

Not Offered

15

TOTAL

602 (Wait list 40)

750 (Wait list 5)


Centre Region Senior Center

Summer 2002

Summer 2003

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

815

796

Visits to Programs & Special Events (June-Aug)

5,969

5,869

Senior Citizen “Picnic in the Park”

56

40

Centre County Senior Games (held during June)

260 for 9 events
 (w / 325 for luncheon)

268 for 9 events
(w / 289 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

Summer 2002

Summer 2003

Discounted Amusement Park Tickets
(benefits Gifts-For-Parks)

1,847
($35,598.85 gross)

1,598
($31,986.50 gross)

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

$22,910

$22,197.50

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

55

44

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

Approx. 250

Approx. 260

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

500 +

500 +

Track Meets: 2002 = 8 meets held; 2003 = 4 meets held

400 children

130 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 (May 24 - Sept. 1)

Summer 2002

Summer 2003

Brown Bag Lunch Speaker Series
(2002 = 1/month; 2003 = 1/month, omit July or August)

44 visits

37 visits

Family Programs (including Bird Walks)

53 visits

101 visits

Explorer Series

(not offered)

50 visits

Children’s Programs
(Marsh Mondays, Knee-High Naturalists, Cattail Theater)

349 visits

443 visits

Camps & Events

520 visits

410 visits

Facility Rentals by Groups
(barn / pavilion / grounds, including SCASD programs and meetings)

1,312 visits

558 visits*

Group Programs

1,295 visits

1,570 visits

TOTAL

3,573 visits

3,169 visits

 * does not include unscheduled group visits (i.e., PSU classes).

Pool Season Passes (Prices R/N)

Park Forest 2002

Park Forest 2003

Welch
2002

Welch
2003

2002: Age 1 - 10 Season Pass ($25 / $38)
2003: Birth Year 1993-2002 ($30 / $45)

379

304

546

480

2002: Age 11 -64 Season Pass ($45 / $68)
2003: Birth Year 1939-1992 ($45 / $68)

470

444

638

543

2002: Age 65+ Season Pass ($25 / $38)
2003: Birth Year 1938 & earlier ($30 / $45)

18

19

37

32

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

44

40

76

78

Total Pass Sales

911

807

1,297

1,133

Ten Visit Pack ($31.50/$35)

29

19

57

45

 

Outdoor Pool Admissions
(2003: Age 1-10 / Age 11 +)

Park Forest
2002

Park Forest
2003

Welch
2002

Welch
2003

2002: Daily & Group Admissions
        ($2.50/$3.50 & $2.50/$2.75)
2003: Daily & Group Admissions
        ($3.00/$3.50 & $2.75)

$18,767.25

$13,711.75

$36,361.75

$30,069.25

Birthday Party Reservations ($15/Table)

0

0

15

7


Outdoor Pool Visits 2003

Park Forest
2002

Park Forest
2003

Welch
2002

Welch
2003

2002
Total Pool
Visits

2003
Total Pool Visits

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

19,552

14,347

28,518

19,994

48,070

34,341

Instructional Visits

1,968

1,192

2,320

2,336

4,288

3,528

Competitive Visits (Not including 8 Home Swim Meets)

6,749

5,040

7,344

5,775

14,093

10,815

TOTAL VISITS

28,269

20,579

38,182

28,105

66,451

48,684


Youth Aquatics

Park Forest 2002

Park Forest 2003

Welch
2002

Welch
2003

Parent w/ Toddler

13

4

8

21

Preschool I & II

 

52
 (8 classes +
wait list of 0 )

44
(10 classes,
wait list of 2)

57
(8 classes + wait list of 1)

85
(20 classes +
wait list of 3)

Red Cross Levels 1-7

181
 (33 classes + wait list of 3)

104
(20 classes +
wait list of 7)

225
(36 classes + wait list of 9)

192
(40 classes +
wait list of 17)

Swim Teams (ages 6-18)

167

144

182

163

Totals

413

296

472

461

 

High School Natatorium Lessons

Mornings 2002

Mornings 2003

Evenings 2002

Evenings 2003

Parent / Toddler

17
 (4 classes)

n / a

18
 (3 classes + wait list of 1)

30
(4 classes)

Preschool I & II

38
 (8 classes)

n / a

35
 (6 classes + wait list 21)

47
(8 classes +
wait list of 22)

Red Cross Levels 1-7

261
(48 classes + wait list of 9)

152
(30 classes +
wait list of 14)

127
(15 classes + wait list of 31)

235
(40 classes +
wait list of 38)

Totals

316

152

180

312

Total Registrations for HS Natatorium: Summer 2002 = 496 Summer, 2003 = 464

Special Aquatic Programs

Summer 2002

Summer 2003

Adult Learn to Swim (2 classes each summer)

15
(+ wait list of 8)

11

Adult Stroke Development (2 classes each summer)

7

10

Adult Water Aerobics

 Cancelled

18

One-On-One Swim Lessons - Park Forest
Four Lessons in one week, 6 sessions total

Not Offered

24 (full)
wait list of 13

One-On-One Swim Lessons - Welch
Four Lessons in one week, 6 sessions total

Not Offered

30 (full)
wait list of 9

Introduction to Kayaking

Not Offered

25

Kayaking - Eskimo Rolling

Not Offered

14

Introduction to Springboard Diving

Not Offered

34

Pool Rentals at Park Forest (8-10PM Friday/Saturday only)

(Includes 5 school day rentals during June 2003)

3

8

Pool Rentals at Welch (8-10PM Friday/Saturday only)

3

3

CPR Re-certification

34

31

ARC Lifeguarding Re-certification

10

18

Total (not including pool rentals)

66

215

Summer 2003 Program Report for Centre Region Parks & Recreation
Report Compiled by Todd A. Roth, Aquatics Supervisor