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Give the Gift of Recreation

Enrich Lives and Sustain Community Open Space for All

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Mission: We inspire the Centre Region to learn, play, protect, and connect by creating diverse programs and experiences for all ages, backgrounds, and abilities in sustainable natural spaces and places.

Vision: The Centre Region is a vibrant area that enjoys a tremendous quality of life through great parks and exceptional recreation opportunities. The parks and recreation system is part of daily life and shapes the character of the Centre Region. Natural, cultural, historic, and recreational resources cultivate outstanding experiences, health, enjoyment, fun, and learning for all people. Residents are proud stewards and supporters of an extraordinary, sustainable parks and recreation system. As the Centre Region’s population continues to grow, so does the demand for more parks, recreation programs, indoor and outdoor facilities, and interconnected bikeways and trails. To address these challenges, we work closely with our residents, streamline operations to become more efficient, maximize the use of alternative funding sources, and place an increased emphasis on partnerships and responsible stewardship of the environment.

The Centre Region Parks System currently includes 56 regional facilities and parks with 836 acres which are currently maintained by the Centre Region Parks and Recreation Agency through our cooperative regional parks and recreation services agreement with the local municipalities. COG/Authority owned/leased facilities include the Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, Active Adult Center, William L. Welch and Park Forest Community Pools, Oak Hall Regional Park, Whitehall Road Regional Park, John Hess Softball Complex, Ferguson Elementary Ballfields, Spring Creek Elementary Ballfield, and Radio Park Elementary School Ballfields.