CRPR Facts

Centre Region Parks and Recreation (CRPR) is an agency of the Centre Region Council of Governments, a voluntary association of municipalities working together for the betterment of the region. Five municipalities participate and contribute shared-funding in support of regional year-round recreation and municipal park operations. Rather than each municipality operating their own parks and recreation department, CRPR is designated as their official municipal recreation and park agency.

Each municipality acquires and develops their park sites; maintenance and programs are then provided by CRPR. CRPR currently maintains park sites totaling 930 acres at 56 sites, and provides the region’s 90,000 residents with special events and programs in parks, school district facilities, and other sites. Seven facilities, however, are capitalized and operated by the Centre Region Parks and Recreation Board / Centre Region Parks and Recreation Authority (CRPRA) on a regional basis with prorated contributions from the five participating municipalities:

  • Centre Region Active Adult Center
  • Park Forest Community Swimming Pool
  • Wm. L. Welch Community Swimming Pool
  • Millbrook Marsh Nature Center
  • Three parks leased at local elementary schools
  • Oak Hall Regional Park
  • Hess Softball Complex
  • And the soon-to-be-developed Whitehall Road Regional Park
Recreation programs offered to residents include (but are not limited to):
  • Swim Lessons / Swim Teams
  • Summer Day Camps
  • Summer Specialty Camps
  • Youth and Adult Sports Leagues
  • Youth and Adult Instructional Sports Program
  • Health and Fitness Programming
  • Nature Education
  • General Interest Classes for Youth and Adults
  • Community Special Events:
  • Annual Easter Egg Hunt
  • 4th of July Kids’ Parade on Wheels
  • Annual Halloween Costume Parade

A complete list of programs and events can be found in the seasonal CRPR Active Guide which is published in the Winter/Spring, Summer, and Fall.