Penn-Trafford Area Recreation Commission

 

Serving Penn-Trafford School District Communities:
Penn Township, Manor Borough, Penn Borough, Trafford Borough
 

 
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LIFE-LONG LEARNING, FITNESS, AND FUN!


What's New

2016 SUMMER ACTIVITY GUIDE: June-August 2016 -- Check out these activities: Mother/Son Fiesta Night, Babies N Ballet, Pint-size Pom-poms, Happy Feet Soccer, Archery, Flag Football, Basketball, Corks n Canvases, Deck Hockey Camp, Ab Attack, Rock Bottom, Scavenger Hunt, Zumba, Playgrounds, Tennis, Intro to Rifle, Hip Hop, Youth CPR, Senior Stretch & Strength, Pilates Lite, Discount Amusement Park Tickets, Friends of PTARC - Bushy Run Trail Run 5K Race & Walk & more!

View the entire brochure in PDF format here

Please find your PTARC Activity Guides inserted in your Penn Trafford Star!  The 2016 Fall Activity Guide will be delivered to your home during the week of August 13th.

 



Online Registration Now Available

 

FRIENDS OF PTARC EVENTS -- Read more
Sunday, July 10, 2016 - Bushy Run Trail Run 5K Race & Walk: Sponsored by Bushy Run Battlefield. Through the scenic trails of the beautiful, historical Bushy Run Battlefield, Route 993, Penn Township. Chip timing. Read more or register


PENN TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL PARK IMPROVEMENTS

Provided to you by PTARC grant awards from the PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, Community Conservation Partnerships Program, the Township of Penn, Penn Township Recreation, Friends of PTARC, and local community contributors.

Phase IPhase 1 Completed, November 2014

Dog Park: The new dog park has separate small breed and large breed areas.

Pond Enlargement and Walking Trails: Newly enlarged pond with fish habitat. Additional walking/jogging trails. The park is open from dawn to dusk. Enjoy!

 

Phase IIPhase II--$211,000 Awarded October 2014!

Phase IINew Playground located at the current Warrior Wonderland location within the park.

New Sport Court Area includes a new basketball court, new tennis court, and new volleyball court in the expanded area of the park!

Construction should be complete summer of 2016!

 


THE BENEFITS OF PTARC

  • $730,065 Grant Project Income for Penn Township

  • $126,000 Grant Project Income for Manor Borough

  • $143,000 Grant Project Income for Penn Borough

  • $197,500 Grant Project Income for Trafford Borough

  • $223,722 Grant Project & Fundraising Income for the PTARC Shelley Proskin Recreation Center

  • An average of 5,285 people per year participate in PTARC programs and activities

  • An average of 555 youth per year participate in instructional swimming programs preventing drownings


Parks & Recreation works for you, your kids, your neighbors and your communities…

  • Individual Benefits: Improves academic performance; Improves health and well-being; Reduces stress; Increases confidence and self-esteem

  • Community Benefits: Reduces crime; Keeps kids off the streets; Strengthens families; Increases community pride and volunteerism

  • Economic Benefits: Increases property values; Reduces health care costs; Increases productivity; Boosts tourism

  • Environmental Benefits: Preserves plants and wildlife; Controls air, water and soil quality; Provides accessible places to enjoy nature

    Everyone benefits directly or indirectly! Yesterday's activities promote tomorrow's physical and mental wellness!

 


PTARC WANTS YOU!
Do you play Bocci? Croquet? If you have a special skill or talent and would be willing to share your passion with others contact PTARC at 724-744-2171 ext. 204 or 205 to discuss coordinating a program!


REGIONAL TRAIL INFORMATION
The Rough Diamond Trail Project
Rough Diamond Trail Project Video II


Who We Are

PTARC (Penn-Trafford Area Recreation Commission) is a nonprofit, intergovernmental organization providing residents of the Penn-Trafford School District in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, with the opportunity for life-long learning, fitness, and fun through wholesome, affordable, recreational activities and safe, appealing facilities. Read The Benefits of PTARC Flyer

PTARC offers activities for both children and adults. YOU are our future -- Tell us what you want!

 
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Jeff Brady Insurance

Art Miller's Beechwood Garage

William Penn Continuing Care Campus

 
       
   

Penn Trafford Area Recreation Commission (PTARC), 2001 Municipal Court, Harrison City, PA 15636  • 
Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm  •  724-744-2171, ext. 205 or 204