LIFE-LONG LEARNING, FITNESS, AND FUN!
2015 FALL ACTIVITY GUIDE -- Fun activities
September to December 2015 for all ages, including: Digital Photo
Contest, Dad & Daughter Night Out, Swim Instruction, Babies N
Ballet, Tumble Time, Dodgeball,
T Birds T Ball, Cheerleading, Happy Feet Soccer, Archery, Deck
Hockey, Intro to Rifle, Minecraft, Lacrosse, Magee Women's Hospital
Girls on the Run, Tennis, Volleyball, Aqua Zumba, Brushes &
Beverages, Fit N Tone, Piano, Yoga, Zumba, Senior Stretch &
Strength, Wine Tasting, & more!
View the entire
brochure in PDF format here
Look for the 2016 Winter/Spring Brochure in your Penn-Trafford Star on
December 31, 2015!
FRIENDS OF PTARC EVENTS --
October 17, 2015 -
Wine Tasting Extravaganza:
Sample award winning wines with complimentary hors d'oeuvres
and decadent desserts.
We need your help! Your participation in
PTARC is appreciated, but as of December 31, 2015, your
Council Representatives have voted to withdraw Manor
Municipal Membership from the Penn-Trafford Area Recreation
Commission. The cost per resident averages only .72 cents
each! PTARC needs your support in order to provide quality
programs like the Red Cross Swim Classes, Safe Sitter
Certification, Dad & Daughter Night Out, Youth and Teen,
Preschool, Senior, and Adult Programs! Please let your Manor
Borough Council Representatives know how much you enjoy
PTARC classes and programs!
PTARC has provided $126,000 in grant funding
for renovations to Manor Parks. If council withdraws from
PTARC, residents of Manor would then be required to pay the
additional non-resident fee of $8.00 per class, program or
event. If you would like to express your support of PTARC,
let your local Council Representative know how you feel.
Contact them at (724) 864-2422. Letters can be mailed to 44
Race Street, Manor, PA or email Council at
PARK REHABILITATION & DEVELOPMENT
The Trust for Public Land conducted a study on the economic value
of city park systems and found that parks can contribute to the
value of residential properties immediately adjacent to a park by as
much as a 20 percent marginal value!
Penn Township Municipal Park Phase 1
Completed, November 2014: Provided to you by a PTARC
grant award of $265,600 from the PA Department of
Conservation & Natural Resources Community Conservation
Partnerships Program and a matching amount from the Township
of Penn, Penn Township Recreation, and local community
contributors for a total project cost of $450,000!
Dog Park: The new dog park has separate small breed
and large breed areas. All dogs must display a current
license, vaccination tag, and ID tag. Dogs must be under
control of an adult 18 years of age or older, and there is a
limit of two dogs per handler. Handlers must possess a leash
at all times while in the off-leash area, and dogs must be
leashed to enter and exit the park. Dog waste must be
collected by the handler and placed in the provided
receptacles. Food and dog treats are not permitted in the
off-leash areas. Children under the age of 18 must be
accompanied by an adult. We do not recommend that you bring
small children or infants into the dog park for safety
reasons. Handlers must be present with their dog(s) and keep
them under visual and voice control at all times.
Pond Enlargement and Walking Trails:
The newly enlarged pond with fish habitat and additional
walking trails are now open! The park is open from dawn to
Penn Township Municipal Park Phase 2--$211,000 Awarded October
2014! 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
New 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!
November of 2014, PTARC was awarded
$211,000 from the PA Department of Conservation & Natural
Resources Community Conservation Partnerships Program, and a
matching amount from the Township of Penn, Penn Township
Recreation, and local community contributors for a total
project cost of $450,000!
PTARC has written a grant application to the
PA Department of Community and Economic Development
Community Financing Authority for the Rehabilitation of
Trafford Fairmont Park. If awarded, this renovation will
include new playground equipment, a newly updated basketball
court, pavilion, and greenspace. Grant awards are announced
at the end of the year. Keep your fingers crossed!
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
Everyone benefits directly or indirectly! Yesterday's
activities promote tomorrow's physical and mental wellness!
PTARC WANTS YOU!
If you have a special skill, interest, or talent and would be
willing to share your passion with others contact PTARC at
724-744-2171 ext. 204 or 205 to discuss offering your program!
REGIONAL TRAIL INFORMATION
The Rough Diamond Trail Project
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!