playground established (Halfmoon Twp.)
playgrounds operated by Recreation Board.
baseball fields utilized.
College area recreation survey and ten-year plan completed.
budget - $24,200. Borough budget - $12,700.
Parkway (High School) athletic fields completed.
operated 2 pools, 20 playgrounds, used School District and
Street paved, play area completed.
different types of programs conducted.
budget - $67,700. Borough budget - $16,000.
tot-lot developed in Park Forest Village and added to the playground
budget - $40,917. Borough budget - $15,992.
made to acquire ninety-seven acres of neighborhood park lands
in the Borough, Patton, Ferguson, and College Townships under
program was conducted at the Radio Park Elementary School site
for the first time.
was offered to area high school students.
budget - $45,012. Borough budget - $17,668.
D. Dittmar resigns after serving fifteen years as the Director
of the Department through SCASD.
new 7-member Park and Recreation Board was organized late in
1965 under the School Code. One member was appointed by each
of the following: Borough Council, Area School Board, and the
Townships of Patton, Ferguson, Halfmoon, College, and Harris.
budget - $13,500. Borough budget - $30,450. Township budget
- $13,500 (capital only)
H. Ayer appointed new Director of Parks and Recreation for
the State College area.
of 26.4 acres for park purposes in the Borough of State College,
and a State grant of $17,000 and a Federal grant of $17,000.
of 45.4 acres for park purposes in College Township, a State
grant of $19,500 and a Federal grant of $20,000.
State grant of $1,500 for park site in Halfmoon Township.
larger office quarters acquired in Borough Hall.
playground manual developed.
developed for Senior Citizens Club.
Dramatics for youth introduced.
High Youth Council established.
band concerts introduced.
Carnival introduced into Department’s Special Events.
of mobile concert for Christmas Program.
new bookkeeping system established with a yearly audit for
the Department’s Township and General Funds.
purchase order system established.
picnic shelter for Holmes-Foster Park, Borough of State College.
budget - $50,274. Borough budget - $23,165. Township budget
- $6,367. (operating)
Longwell appointed Assistant Director for the Department.
State grant of $36,250 and a Federal grant of $17,000 were
received by the borough of State College for park acquisition.
State grant of $19,500 and a Federal grant of $18,965 were
received by College Township for park acquisition.
State grant of $5,000 and a Federal grant of $4,500 was received
by Patton Township for park acquisition.
development plans for the Shoemaker Tract in the Borough of
State College and the Stearns Tract in College Township were
Purple Pocket, a teenagers’ drop-in center, opened its
cooperation with the P.A.R.C., programs in bowling, swimming,
and puppetry were introduced to youngsters in special education
gymnastic class, creative dramatics class, and a social dance
class were introduced into the list of department programs
for area residents.
budget - $50,275. Borough budget - $18,618. Township - $10,144
(new) Centre Region Council of Governments agreed to take over
Parks & Recreation financing, freeing the school district
of all responsibility. However, the district would continue
to make school facilities available for CRPR programs. The
school district continued operating the Adult Education portion
of the Parks & Recreation program.
State grant of $122,224 was allocated for a second pool for
the State College area - Park Forest Pool.
first Luminaria Christmas Project was offered to area residents.
of 10.7 acres and a State grant of $8,900 for park purposes
was received by Ferguson Township.
Parklet (renamed Friedman Parklet in 2009) was developed in the Borough and a State grant of $10,347.75
was received for its development.
started on High Point Park in the Borough.
let for the construction of a second pool for the State College
area: Park Forest Pool.
State grant of $10,000 was allocated for the first phase of
the development of Spring Creek Park in College Twp.
skating rink established for the first time in the Westerly
Parkway storm water basin in the Borough.
playground equipment installed in Green Hollow Park.
High Square Dance program introduced.
award received from the PA. Assn. Of Boroughs for the Department’s
1967 Annual Report.
budget - $50,282. Borough budget - $18,242.10. Township - $13,056.70.
started on the second regional pool - Park Forest.
completed on High Point Park in the Borough.
started on Spring Creek Park in College Township.
summer park program established in Ferguson Township.
grant of $4,500 received by Patton Township for park acquisition.
guidelines established for the planning and development, acquisition,
financing, and joint use of buildings and grounds.
wagon constructed and placed into operation.
William L. Welch Pool placed under the operation of the Department.
park program introduced.
of a family ski club program.
programs introduced were: neighborhood crafts, square dancing,
ballet, ballroom dancing, adult touch football, open gym, social
recreation for handicapped children, and youth club program
for Junior High students.
for fall and winter activities, and an aquatics manual were
budget - $33,521.34. Borough budget - $26,510.64. Township
opening of the second regional outdoor pool - Park Forest.
opening of a new park in the Borough - High Point Park.
completion of master site plans for Tusseyview Park in the
borough and for Suburban Park in Ferguson Twp.
completion of the first phase of the development of Spring
Creek Park in College Township.
a State grant of $122,224 for the development of the second
regional pool - Park Forest.
a State grant of $26,938 for the development of the first phase
of Spring Creek Park.
establishment of the Centre Region Parks & Recreation Authority for
the purpose of financing recreation facilities.
establishment of a summer nature program.
establishment of a swim team at Welch Pool.
establishment of a neighborhood craft program.
budget - $16,760.68. Borough budget - $44,329.79. Township