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CPO_Logo_2001-2.gifCommunity Sky / Star Watches
Expand your horizons and see the Universe from a new perspective! At SkyWatch events the public is invited to come
and Telescope view the Moon, planets, and some of the brighter deep-sky objects through the variety of telescopes owned by CPO members. These free events are sponsored by the Central PA Observers Club and the Centre Region Parks and Recreation Authority. Please bring a flashlight.  FREE! 

Check this listing for club meetings for the Central PA Observers. Also, check out their website for "In The Sky" info. about what you can see during the winter months!

Lastly, mark your calendars as the club has set some Star Watch Dates for 2017:
Fri., Aug. 25 - 8:30-10:30pm at Tudek Park
Fri., Sept. 15 - 8:00-10:00pm at Tudek Park
Fri., Oct. 13 - 7:30-9:30pm at Circleville Park


CRPR Friday Night Lights

Both the William L. Welch and Park Forest Community Pools will be open until 10:00pm on Friday Nights in July!

Mark your calendars for the remaining Fridays of July 21 and 28! After 5:00pm, admission rates apply or admission is FREE with your season pass!


Saturday July 22 – Welch Pool will be open 11AM-Noon for adult lap swim and toddler time due to the CRPR youth triathlon.  Park Forest Pool will be open 10AM-noon for these services.


July IS "Parks and Recreation Month!" Check out your township's activities, and watch here and on our social media pages for some great Pop-Up Programs coming soon!

Click on the image below to see a larger version and to print your township's programs!

College Township Ferguson Township Harris Township Patton Township State College Borough


Get your FREE Family Activity Book! It's great for long car rides or quite time on a rainy day!

NRPA Activty Book

Wibit Schedule
July 10-23

Park Picture Pursuit Scavenger Hunt!Park Picture Pursuit
July is Parks and Recreation Month and we have a great, family-friendly game for you! Join us for the Park Picture Pursuit Scavenger Hunt and capture all the required pictures to earn points for some great prizes like Hershey Park tickets, DelGrosso tickets, and more!

Download the Rules and the Hints to help you get started. This is a social media event, so be prepared to snap some selfies and post them to CRPR's social media pages! The contest runs through Sunday, July 23, so get busy!!!

July 22

Pedal, Splash & Dash CRPR Youth Triathlon
This annual event is open to youth ages, 6-13 yrs., with varying distances! Swimming will take place at Welch Pool; the bike portion will use the bike path from Welch Pool to Blue Course Drive, and the run will be held on the SCAHS field above the pool. Participants must be equipped with appropriate swim wear, their own bicycle and helmet, and running shoes or sneakers. Parents/guardians should be present to assist their children with event transitions. Event will be held rain or shine; cancellation with full refund only in the event of thunder/lightning. Participants who register prior to Wednesday, July 12 will receive an event T-shirt!

The events break-down as follows:
•Ages 12-13: event includes a 200-yard swim, a 4-mile bike, and a 1-mile run.
•Ages 9-11: event includes a 100-yard swim, 2-mile bike, and a 1/2-mile run.
•Ages 6-8: event includes a 50-yard swim, a 1-mile bike, and a 1/4 mile run.

DATES: Saturday, July 22
TIME: 8:00 AM-11:00 AM
AGES: 6-13 yrs.
FEES: $10/participant
LOCATION: Welch Community Pool


July 23

Alphabet Scavenger Hunt
Explore Millbrook Marsh Nature Center with your family during our Alphabet Marsh Scavenger Hunt! This eco-friendly discovery guides you though the marsh to see, touch, smell, and hear items found naturally in this exciting eco-system. Take your time, enjoy the day, work together as a team, and have FUN with this kid-friendly activity. No registration required!

DATE: Sunday, July 23
TIME: 1:00-3:00 PM
AGES: All Ages
FEES: Walks are free, but donations are appreciated
LOCATION: Millbrook Marsh Nature Center

August 16


Join CRPR for a late-summer evening at the pools! Our Dive-In Movie will be held on August 16, from 8:00-10:00pm and we're showing "Finding Dory!"

Don't miss this great tale from Disney Pixar Movies! Dory gets separated from her parents when she's very young, and we join her on her journey to find her family as she remembers all that has happened to her!

August 26
So Long Summer Shindig!
In case we don't say it enough, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to the community that helps to make the Centre Region such a great place to live, work and play! Join the CRPR staff for some fun at Tudek Park on Saturday, August 26th. (We had so much fun celebrating 50 years last year, we thought we would make it an annual event!) Details to come, so mark your calendars and watch our website, social media pages, and your inbox for information!
September 10


One of our most popular end-of-summer events is back under a new name and with new activities! Watch for more information; as we finalize the details, we'll post them here!

October 7
Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day
The International Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day strives to encourage communities in the U.S.A. and around the world to join together and ride mountain bikes with kids. Come help us celebrate the 14th TKMBD. Saturday, October 7, 2017 is the official ride date. We’ll review mountain biking basics and trail etiquette and head out for a short ride. Bring your bike and a drink. Parents ride free. Helmets are heavily encouraged (and legally required for the kids under 12 in PA). Stay tuned for more information at
Keep watching for other events throughout the year!

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