Young Lungs at Play ® is an initiative of the PA Department of Health, implemented by the Centre Region Parks and Recreation Authority.
In February 2011, the Centre Region Parks and Recreation Authority unanimously adopted a resolution in support of the “Young Lungs at Play” initiative for the recreation facilities in and around State College (Centre County). The program, offered through the PA Department of Health and (currently contracted to) Clinical Outcomes Group Inc., promotes tobacco-free parks and recreation areas.
The 12” x 18” signs (as pictured) furnished by the Young Lungs program announce, “Young Lungs at Play!” to identify the area as a tobacco-free zone. Initially, the signs were posted at four regional sites the Authority operates: Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, Hess Softball Complex, and at William L. Welch and Park Forest Community Swimming Pools. On April 25, 2011, the CRCOG General Forum authorized that signs be installed in 42 other Centre Region municipal and regional parks.