April 2016
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4/10 Earth Day Birthday

4/24 MMNC Scavenger Hunt

4/24  Summer 2016 Active Guide

4/30 Birds $ Bagels

4/30 Early Bird Pool Pass Discount Ends

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They say "April Showers Bring May Flowers" and we sure hope that's true! Don't let this dismal weather get you down, take this time to get ready for summer with CRPR! Register your child for one of our awesome Summer Camps, buy your Season Pool Pass, or take part in any number of our exciting spring happenings! 

                                                                The CRPR Staff
2016 Green Park 
Award & Ceremony
(Ronald Woodhead, CRPR Director; Melissa Freed, Nature Center Supervisor; Cindy Adams Dunn, Secretary of DCNR; Tim Herd, Exec. Director, PRPS. photo credit: Doug Wendell)

On March 15 the PA Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources (DCNR) announced that Millbrook Marsh Nature Center would receive their “2016 Green Park Award.”  The selection was based upon an evaluation of green and sustainable practices, a commitment to environmental education, the diversity of park uses and their restoration of the environment.  The 62-acre site, at 548 Puddintown Road in College Twp., includes a renovated 1850’s bank barn, the LEED-certified Spring Creek Education Building and a 50-acre wetland with an extensive boardwalk and trail network.  The nature center was established as a regional facility through the cooperation of the Centre Region COG, Penn State University, ClearWater Conservancy and a coalition of community groups.  Since it was established in 1997, the center has been operated by the Centre Region Parks & Recreation Authority. During 2015 the site  hosted over 13,000 program visits. 

The public is invited to attend a  special award ceremony scheduled at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center on Friday, April 22 at 10 AM:

Senior officials of the PA Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources will present the "2016 Green Park Award" to the CRPR Authority and municipal officials for their success at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center. They will also dedicate a tree planted at the Nature Center in honor of the designation.
The Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority will recognize the CRPR Authority as a "2016 Green Business Partner" based upon the success of recycling efforts at the local parks and pools.

For more information about the award and Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, click here.
2016 Summer Active Guide Coming Sunday, April 24!
Mark your calendars for Sunday, April 24 for the arrival of the 2016 CRPR Summer Active Guide!  Then start making all your summer plans with months full of awesome programs and events to keep you, your family and friends busy and active. 
Check out some of the fabulous offerings:

Horse Back Riding Lessons (youth & adult)
Hershey Gardens Bus Trip
Youth &  Adult Tennis Lessons
T.A.B.S Teen Day Camp
Gardens Alive Day Camp
and more!
Online registration starts Sunday, April 24, so register from the comfort of your own home!
For more information CLICK HERE!
Knee High Naturalists

Bring your 3-6 year old to Millbrook Marsh Nature Center to learn and explore! KHN programs focus on nature with indoor and outdoor activities. Please dress for the weather & wear old clothes. Parents are encouraged to stay and enjoy!

Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 am
April 6: Wonderful Weather                 Program #32252
April 13: Returning Birds                        Program #32254
April 20: Big Earth, Little Me               Program #32256
April 27:  Stream Stomp                          Program #32258

For more information & to register, click here! 
Swimming Pool Season Pass
Discount ends 4/30!
Don't forget to buy your Welch or Park Forest Swimming Pool Season Pass before April 30 to save $10 for each (resident) pass! For a full list of Season Pass fees and information on the "Pool Pass Photo Day" click here

Herhsey Gardens opened in 1937 at Milton Hershey’s request to “create a nice garden of roses.” More than 75 years later, the 3.5 acre rose garden has blossomed into 23 acres of botanical beauty providing visitors a unique experience and enriching opportunities! After touring the gardens, enjoy lunch and shop at the 40,000 sq ft Shady Maple Gift Shop! 

For more information including fees,
times, and  to register, call 814-231-3071! 
Women's Slow Pitch Softball 

Openings are available for teams in the 2016 CRPR Women’s Softball League. For more information, or if you are an individual looking for a team, please contact Sports Supervisor Jeff Hall at (814) 231-3071. League play is scheduled to start in May and run through early August.

CRPR Women's Slow Pitch Softball League
2016 Team Captain Meeting  
Wednesday, April 13
6PM at the COG Building

The CRPRA, part of the Centre Region COG, serves residents in State College Borough, and the Townships of Patton, Harris, College and Ferguson.

Centre Region Parks & Recreation
         2643 Gateway Drive #1
         State College, PA 16801
                (814) 231-3071