Special Events & Fundraisers

A Special Event or Fundraiser can be defined as any event that exceeds 66 people, which is open to the general public, and/or where fundraising may occur through an event pre-registration orSpeical Events where donations will be accepted. 

This policy applies to:

  • all municipal park areas, EXCEPT the Sidney Friedman Park (book directly with the Borough of State College)
  • the community swimming pools*, and
  • Orchard Park Amphitheater

Millbrook Marsh Nature Center’s rates for rentals related to Special Events/Fundraisers can be found HERE.  All special events/fundraisers must follow the rules and regulations posted here, but the Marsh’s rate structure is different.

*The community swimming pools also have a separate fee schedule for Funbrella rentals as well as general pool rentals.  A fundraiser or special event request for a community pool would be subject to this policy.  

Rental process must be started for special events/fundraisers AT LEAST 60 days in advance.

Special requirements are necessary to balance the use at the various municipal parks and to ensure that parking is available for all events scheduled at the parks as well as for general drop-in users.  The municipal parks are popular areas and are used for family and group picnics, sports activities such as tennis, softball, baseball, soccer, and general park enjoyment along various walking paths and trails.  CRPR is charged by the various municipalities with overseeing large group activities at the parks including pavilion rentals, special events requests, and fundraisers.

The following types of special events/fundraisers are subject to the provisions of this policy:
  • Community events sponsored by Centre Region-based civic or social organizations,
  • Fundraising events sponsored by a Centre Region-based non-profit group or agency to benefit a Centre Region-based program,
  • Centre Region-based company picnic involving more than 66 visitors;
  • Special athletic or sporting events by a Centre Region-based group,
  • Concerts or public performance events at any park,
  • Special events at Tudek Dog Park,
  • Other events as determined by the Director or the Centre Region Parks and Recreation Authority

To read the full policy as it relates to all Special Events/Fundraisers including fees, please click HERE for the excerpt from the 2024 Approved Fee Policy.