Community input on parks and rec 10 year plan

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The Centre Region Parks and Recreation Authority is beginning to make plans for the future of local parks.

They held a special meeting tonight where folks could talk about the changes they’re hoping to see.

Families who lives near Holmes-Foster Park in State College say the park is a big reason they decided to buy their home.  However, say it could still use some upgrades.

Terrill Salter is a mother of three in State College. 

Her family is inside, because of the rain.  Salter wishes there were indoor alternatives to parks in the community. 

“One thing that I hear from a lot of my friends at the community meetings is an indoor
water park for the Winter,” 
Terrill Salter, Mother in State College, said.

While an indoor water park isn’t likely.
Wednesday night consultants from recreation and parks solutions and staff from the Centre Region Parks and Recreation met with area residents to find out what they want in their parks over the next ten years.
Consultants will use this feedback to start a study.

“It is looking at all of the park facilities that are here in the area, the trails and greenways, assessing conditions and recommending things for the next 10 years,” Sue Landes, Community Recreation Planner for Recreation and Parks Solutions, said.
In about three weeks consultants will send a parks and rec survey to two thousand random families throughout the State College Borough, and Patton, College, Ferguson, Harris and Half Moon townships.

The Salter children are already making their requests.
“Monkey bars and teeter totter,” Zoe Salter, said.  “A dome,” Noah, Salter, said.

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