Centre Region Council of Governments
Centre Region Parks & Recreation
Fall 2004 Program Report


Fall 2004 Program Report
Sept., Oct., Nov., Dec.

Prepared For
Centre Region Parks & Recreation Authority / Centre Region Parks & Recreation Board
Published 6 Jan 05

Staff

Ronald J. Woodhead, Director
Beth C. Lee, Rec. Supervisor - Programs & Spec. Evts.
Jeff R. Hall, Recreation Supervisor - Fitness & Sports
Molly Hetrick, Rec. Supervisor - Nature Center
Todd A. Roth, Aquatics Supervisor
Barbara Lindenbaum, Senior Center Director
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
Kathy Woods, Staff Assistant

AQUATICS FALL 2003 FALL 2004
Parent / Toddler & Preschool
at HS Nat.
38
( 6 classes, 3 on wait list)
38
(10 classes, no wait list)
Youth Levels 1-6 - at HS Nat. 108
(18 classes, 3 on wait list)
173
(26 classes, no wait list)

Total Participants:

146 211

Note: the two outdoor pools closed for the season on Labor Day and are not included here.

CRPR’s youth swimming lessons continue their popularity. This year the fall lessons were offered over three sessions instead of two, which allowed for an increase in participation.
Todd A. Roth, CRPR Aquatics Supervisor

MILLBROOK MARSH NATURE CENTER FALL 2003 FALL 2004
Bird Walks 14
(3 walks)
4
(2 walks)
Family Programs (Cattail Theatre, Fall Walk, Explorer’s Series, Art Afternoons, Tree Trimming for the Birds) 30 117
(7 programs)
Visitors for Facility Rentals

520

123

Knee-High Naturalist (new in ‘03) 101 71
Special Events & Meetings
(Historic Harvest Fest. - new in ‘03)
166 151
Staff-Guided Group Visitors 273 830

                    Total Visits:

1,104 1,296

We received many compliments regarding the nature center group and public programs. Group programs continued this Fall until the week before Thanksgiving, which is the longest program-span to date at MMNC. My hope is that soon our Fall season will be as filled as the Spring season.
Molly A. Hetrick, Recreation Supervisor - Nature Center

SPORTS & FITNESS FALL 2003 FALL 2004
Pee Wee Soccer Program (age 6 & 7) 39 30
Wm. Jeffrey Soccer League (age 8-14) 104
(10 teams)
Withdrawn due to
insufficient registrations
Judo Instruction 14 16
Rallyball Tennis 32 29
Youth Wrestling 8 20
Cross Country Meets
c/o Nittany Valley Track Club
58
(3 meets)
67
(3 meets)
Coed Gymnastics (Gym Bears, Jumpin’ Gymnastics, Gym. classes) 36 65

Total YOUTH Participants:

291 227
Adult Volleyball League 196
(19 teams)
190
(19 teams)
“Singles Club” Volleyball League 258
(15 sessions)
276
(22 sessions)
Men’s Adult Basketball League 62
(6 teams)
70
(7 teams)
Adult Tennis Instruction
(Beginner & Advanced)

10

20
(+6 on wait list)

Step Aerobics 36
(+1 on wait list)
40
Morning Workouts 8 18
Body Sculpting 26
(+1 on wait list)
25
(+5 on wait list)
Dance Aerobics

24
(+6 on wait list)

24
(+3 on wait list)

Pilates 25
(+12 on wait list)
20
(+12 on wait list)
Coed Volleyball Program 48 46
SC Badminton Club
(13 Fri. Nights ‘04; 12 in ‘03)
180 (Avg. 15/night) 234 (Avg. 18/night)
Adult Flag Football (Started in ‘02) 60 (5 teams) 120 (10 teams)

Total ADULT Participants:

933

1,083

Adult Fitness continued to be our most popular programs. The Flag Football League expanded to double the number of teams for 2004. The youth wrestling program continued to grow under the partnership with Ken Chertow. Unfortunately, the long-running “Coed Youth Soccer League” was withdrawn due to insufficient registrations. . .we had fewer than 60 youngsters sign up, which was too few for league play. Staff will be implementing new sport programs for 2005.
Jeff R. Hall, Recreation Supervisor - Fitness & Sports

Gymnastics: Since there were 5 instructors we were able to open up the classes for more participants. The name of Gym Bears was changed to Tumble Tots to emphasize more tumbling skills compared to gymnastics skills. Tumbling is more appropriate for this age group and helps the program be a feeder class for the other two programs.
Beth C. Lee, Recreation Supervisor - Programs & Special Events


SENIOR CENTER FALL 2003 FALL 2004

September through December

763 Noontime Meals
6,735 Program Visits
 1,136 Noontime Meals
 9,766 Program Visits

In addition to offering a wide array of programs and exploring the new opportunities that our expansion has allowed, the Senior Center was very pleased to administer flu shots to 355 at-risk seniors this past fall.
Barbara Lindenbaum, Sr. Center Director

SPECIAL EVENTS / SPECIAL PROGRAMS FALL 2003 FALL 2004
PNC Day of Caring (Volunteers) 128 at 9 sites 156 at 10 sites
Annual Halloween Costume Parade 1,600 total 1,800 total
Dark in the Park Storytelling 90 95
Municipal Band Concert (Veteran’s Day) 430 400
Skywatch @ Tudek Memorial Park 190
(1 Skywatch & 1 Lunar Eclipse)
189
(4 skywatch & 1 Lunar Eclipse)
Square Dance Lessons 55
(12 sessions)
97
(12 sessions)
Round Dance Class 29
(5 sessions)
34
(5 sessions)
Ballroom Dance (Beginners & 2nd year) 727
(26 sessions)
441
(24 sessions)
Round Dance Class n/a 242
(13 sessions)
Pavilion Reservations (Sept & Oct)
(See notes on next page)

145 permits
935 permits for year

179 permits
865 permits for year

Dance classes: The Beginning Ballroom class and the Square Dancing classes were the only classes which took new members in the Fall. Carter and Ruby Ackerman handle all of the class instruction and while CRPR takes care of the publicity and facility requests. This remains a positive relationship for both groups.

Municipal Band Concert on Veteran's Day: The SCAMB performed a wonderful "American Salute" for their 2005 Veteran's Day Concert. Flyers were provided to area retirement communities and homes. The attendance numbers seem to be consistent and the band is happy with the turnout.

Halloween Parade: This year’s parade was the largest yet. The estimated count was over 1,800 and the atmosphere at the event was wonderful. I received a great amount of help from PSU student volunteers and the SC. Lions Club. This year was the first to have the parade taped for coverage on C-NET, and the costs for the video production were paid by a grant from the Centre County Community Foundation.

Dark in the Park: For the first year, we (CRPR & Schlow Memorial Library) had a rain location for the event and we needed it. The event was held at Easterly Parkway Elem. All-Purpose room. We were afraid that the change in location would hurt the turnout, but it did not. The attendance was about the same as the previous year, when it was held outside. Word of mouth and publicity definitely helped.
Beth C. Lee, Recreation Supervisor - Programs & Special Events.

Pavilion Reservation Details:

Pavilion permit revenue for 2003 totaled $22,853 for 935 reservations
@ $30 or $35 per event.
661 of the permits involved fees,
209 were reserved for CRPR activities, and
65 were reserved for SCASD uses
(with 37 involving waived permit fees and
28 involving reserved facilities where no fee is charged).
Pavilion permit revenue for 2004 totaled $24,331 for 865 reservations
@ $30 or $35 per event.
737 of the permits involved fees,
94 were reserved for CRPR activities, and
34 were reserved for SCASD uses (with a waived permit fee).

Notes:
• This report does not include the many residents who simply visit the parks on their own, or who visit the parks to participate in other events (i.e., Centre Soccer Assn., group events, etc.).
• An “End-of-season Grand Total” cannot be provided since the category totals consist of various visit types (visits, participants, groups, etc.).

Compiled by Todd A. Roth & Ronald J. Woodhead, 6 Jan 05