Whitehall Road Regional Park

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This park is CLOSED due to remaining construction items, such as post hole drilling, landscaping, and fine grading/seeding. Please avoid these areas and do not enter the playground while work is being completed. We will announce a Grand Opening soon! 

Phase I Construction
The current Phase I development is funded through municipal contributions, grants, and donations. Work included the construction of two tournament-sized rectangular (multi-purpose) fields with LED sports field lighting, two medium-sized grass rectangular multi-purpose fields, parking, the inclusive and accessible "We Play Together" Playground, the scenic Mascolo Garden and reflection area, 100's of native plants and trees, restrooms, and a 12,000 linear foot walking path. Work on Phase I began in the winter of 2022 and is nearing completion in 2024. 

Phase I Pavilion & Concessions
Adding a pavilion and concessions to the park to provide a shaded/covered picnic area and food and beverages during sporting events is the next step in the Phase I development. We're more than 50% to our goal to add these important park features thanks to community gifts and a grant award from the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Please consider helping to bring this project across the goal line and donate today! Gifts can be made online, by mail, by phone, or in person at the CRPR office. To make a gift by mail, send your check (payable to Centre Region Parks and Recreation) to the address below. Donor-advised funds and ACH transfers are also appreciated. For more information, call (814) 231-3071.   

Thank you for your support!

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Centre Region Parks and Recreation
2040 Sandy Drive, Suite A
State College, PA 16803


Background & History
Nestled near the Musser Gap Recreation Area, and between Route 45 and Whitehall Road, lies Whitehall Road Regional Park, 1954 Blue Course Drive Extension, State College. The first 75 acres of this park were purchased in 2008 with assistance from Ferguson Township and the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources as well as municipal funding. Again, with financial assistance from the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and Ferguson Township, and with the municipal funding in place, the remaining 25 acres were acquired in 2011.

  • 2009-2010: The 100-acre park went through an original master planning process.
    • In 2010, COG officially purchased 75 acres and then in 2011 an additional 25 acres was acquired to make it a full 100-acre park. 
    • Resolution 2011-4 was signed in March 2011, approving the master site plan and facility upgrades for John Hess Softball Compled, an amendment to the Oak Hall Regional Park master plan and phase I scope, revisions to the Phase I scope of work for Whitehall Road Regional Park, and the regional park development timeline. 
    • In 2011, a regional parks loan was secured for the development of the Oak Hall Regional Park and Whitehall Road Regional Park.  
  • 2013: The Master Plan for the park was adopted in 2013 and then updated during the creation of the first phase. The design was approved by the Centre Region Parks and Recreation Authority and COG General Forum in 2018, then in 2019, the Land Development Plan was accepted and approved by Ferguson Township. 
  • 2020: The parks and recreation agency finalized the budget and hired a Project Manager. 
  • On April 27, 2022, a Groundbreaking Ceremony was held and construction followed in the winter of 2022. 
  • TODAY - Construction is nearing completion and the Agency anticipates a Grand Opening sometime in the late summer. Additional information on the project can be found HERE.

The approved 2013 Master Plan is included below. It is important to note that master plans provide a framework for future planning and can change as the community's needs change. 
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