Agency FAQ

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.
You can read more about the Centre Region Council of Governments (COG) and how the Centre Region Parks and Recreation Agency fits into the regional services provided by the COG.  
The Agency has 24 full-time employees, 1 year-round part-time employee, and several year-round or seasonal part-time staff members who support our programming or facilities in the busy spring, summer, and fall months.  Our organizational chart shows how the Agency is staffed and where positions are located whether in the main Agency office or off-site at our regional facilities.  
Organizational Chart

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:

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.  You can find our Active Guide posted on the HOME PAGE!