Tuesday, November 5, 2019 CONTACT: Pamela J. Salokangas: email@example.com, 814-231-3071 Recommendations for the Future of Parks and Recreation To Be Discussed! State College, PA: Centre Region Parks and Recreation (CRPR) and the Centre Region Council of Governments (COG) are excited to remind people about the second and final public meeting for the Centre Region Comprehensive Recreation, Parks, and Open Space Plan will be held on Thursday, November 14, at 7:00 PM at the State College Area High School Cafeteria. The study’s consultants from Yost Strodoski Mears and Recreation Park Solutions, will present an overview of the progress-to-date to include topic areas, inventories, key person interviews, community survey results, and more. This study is focused on the Centre Region municipalities of State College Borough and the Townships of College, Ferguson, Halfmoon, Harris, and Patton. The consultants will also be sharing some of the recommendations for the future of parks and recreation in some of the core areas of parks maintenance, funding strategies, programming ideas, facility needs, etc. While there won’t be any break-out sessions after the presentation, Agency staff and the consultants will remain after the presentation to capture any additional public input. “The Steering Committee is pleased to be at this point in the process, and they hope the community will join us for the second public meeting to hear about the study’s progress,” says Pam Salokangas, Parks and Recreation Director. “This will be the final opportunity to share any input with the consultants before the final plan is drafted.” Participants should enter the High School’s Central Plaza Entrance; once inside, participants can take the elevator or the stairs to the second floor and follow the signs to the cafeteria. Centre Region Parks and Recreation will provide some beverages and munchies. Director Salokangas says “Please plan on attending this final public meeting on November 14 and help us to plan the future of parks and recreation in YOUR community!” This project is supported through a grant provided by the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.