Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics

CENTRE REGION PARKS & RECREATION AUTHORITY

Your Recreation Destination

aka Centre Region Parks & Recreation

State College, PA

Mission

The CRPR Authority, an agency of the Centre Region Council of Governments, provides public parks and recreation programs, activities, and events throughout the Centre Region. The agency manages 55 park sites, an active adult center, a regional nature center, and two outdoor swimming pools. The agency also provides year-round programs in a variety of subject areas such as arts and crafts, youth and adult sports, environmental education, summary camps, adult education classes, and more! Donations are utilized to complement these programs and their corresponding equipment and supply needs.

Ruling Year

2004

Director of Parks & Recreation

Ms. Pamela J. Salokangas

Recreation Services Manager

Ms. Amber D. Merrell

Main Address

2643 Gateway Drive, Suite #1

State College, PA 16801 USA

Formerly Known As

Centre Regional Recreation Authority

Keywords

parks, recreation, nature, municipal

EIN

25-1206233

 Number

4348731324

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Parks and Playgrounds (N32)

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Family Services (P40)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is an arm of a state or local government.

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

One of the major problems our organization faces is suitable indoor space to conduct our programming. We have plenty of outdoor acreage with which to schedule programming, but certain programs require more suitable and appropriate, indoor spaces where weather does not affect the schedule and where safe spaces are a factor. Through our 2019 Regional Comprehensive Study, we hope to gather information that will guide us in solving this problem, whether it will be to build indoor space of our own, work more closely with the school district for space, or partner with or lease from some community partners.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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CRPR Gifts-For-Parks Program

My Veteran / My Hero Tribute Trees

Centre Region Active Adult Center

Whitehall Road Regional Park All-Ability and Universally-Accessible Playground

Where we work

Our Results

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Number of paid participants on field trips

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Aging, elderly, senior citizens

Related program

Centre Region Active Adult Center

Context notes

Participants from the Active Adult Center using the County Van Service which is a paid service by the users.

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

To provide programming and events for all ages and abilities, as there are populations in our region who are currently underserved.

The results of the 2019 Regional Comprehensive Study will guide us in accomplishing our goals and addressing the areas where the Agency is not meeting the community needs.

With the right partnership and results from the 2019 Regional Comprehensive Study, we should be able to meet our goals over the next 10-15 years.

We will no longer struggle to schedule programs, our staff will have expanded, and requests for things we're not doing will no longer reach us!

We are making great progress in expanding regional facilities and expanding programs when we can find the appropriate spaces. We have a new branding and marketing plan, an improved website, and more recognition as the go-to recreation provider in our community.

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CENTRE REGION PARKS & RECREATION AUTHORITY

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

No

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

Sexual Orientation

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Disability

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members, Senior Staff, Full-Time Staff and Part-Time Staff.

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