Day: May 23, 2020

State Parks

COVID-19 Response Alerts for State Park and State Forest Facilities

If you want to explore Pennsylvania’s great outdoors, you’ve come to the right place. DCNR’s Bureau of State Parks manages 300,000 acres for these popular
outdoor recreation activities and more:

Pennsylvania state parks do not charge an entrance fee.

State Park Reservations

Make
online reservations or call toll-free
888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757), 7:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Monday to Saturday, for state park information and reservations, or email us your postal address for an information packet.

Penn’s Parks for All

A series of surveys was conducted by Penn State in 2017 and 2018 to assess the attitudes and opinions of Pennsylvania state park visitors and the public regarding key issues affecting the future of the state parks.

The results of these surveys will help inform the Penn’s Parks for All
strategic plan — guiding DCNR’s work for the next 25

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Centre Region Parks & Recreation

Parks & Recreation

A total of 13 municipal parks (115 acres) are owned by the Borough of State College. These parks, along with the 37 parks (656 acres) owned by the townships, are maintained and programmed by Centre Region Parks & Recreation, an agency of the Centre Region Council of Governments. As a result of Borough cooperation with the four surrounding townships, all municipal parks and programs in the region are available for use by residents. Centre Region Parks & Recreation also provides a year-round menu of recreation programs and special events.

The details of all activities and municipal parks are available at the CRPR website.

Centre Region Parks & Recreation operates …

  • A year-round aquatics program using the two outdoor community pools in the summer and the indoor High School pool during the school year. Wm. L. Welch Pool is located in the Borough on Westerly Parkway; Park
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