Serving Penn-Trafford School
LIFE-LONG LEARNING, FITNESS, AND FUN!
2015 WINTER/SPRING ACTIVITY GUIDE -- Fun activities January to May 2015 for all ages, including: Chili Golf Classic, Car Cruise and Show, American Red Cross Swimming, The Dance Academy, Tune Time for Tiny Tots, Messy Fun Science, Civil War Series, Archery, Zumba Jr., Creativity and Color, Guitar, Golf, The Tennis Academy, Volleyball, Fab Abs, Cardio Kickboxing, Yoga, Pilates Lite, Senior Stretch and Strength, and more!
The guide is posted here and is distributed to all Penn-Trafford School District residents in your Penn-Trafford Star. The 2015 Summer Activity Guide will be delivered to your home during the week of May 14th.The 2015 Fall Activity Guide will be delivered to your home during the week of August 13th.
SUMMER PLAYGROUND POSITIONS
Love kids? Playground Director positions available at locations throughout the Penn-Trafford School District. 11:00 am-3:00 pm,
Monday through Friday, June 8-July 31, 2015. Applications available at the PTARC office in the Penn Township Municipal Building, Harrison City, PA. Call 724-744-2171 ext. 204 or 205.
FRIENDS OF PTARC EVENTS --
April 25, 2015 - Wine Tasting Extravaganza: Sample award winning wines with complimenting hors d’oeuvres and decadent desserts.
Jim Merckle is a Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Trainer and Lifeguarding Instructor. He has been teaching on the PTARC staff for the last 5 years. In 2014, he co-authored, with long-time instructor, Betty Prycl, a small book titled "Learn To Swim An Easy Way," which describes how to teach beginning swimmers.
taught the Red Cross Learn to Swim Program in Westmorland County for
more than 12 years. Jim volunteers teaching special needs children
to swim. He enjoys working with the PTARC staff, most of whom, he
had some part in training. He looks forward to seeing you at our
next pool session.
DIGITAL PHOTO CONTEST
We asked Penn-Trafford residents to share their parks and recreation memories through photographs of participation in PTARC activities or at any parks and recreation facilities within the Penn-Trafford School District.
|1st place: Susan Zemba -
Daughter Scarlett Zemba at
Penn Area Library
|2nd place: Kevin Dolhi -
Daughter Caitlin at Penn Township Municipal Park Pond
|3rd place: Matt and Dawn Goydich - Granddaughter Isla at Trafford BY Park|
PARK REHABILITATION & DEVELOPMENT
Penn Township Municipal Park Improvements
Provided to you by PTARC grant awards from the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Community Conservation Partnerships Program, the Township of Penn, Penn Township Recreation, Friends of PTARC, and local community contributors.
Phase I -- 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 II --$211,000 Awarded October 2014!
New Playground: Located at the
current Warrior Wonderland location within the Park.
Construction should begin Fall of 2015! View site plan
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!
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 and Fundraising Income for the PTARC Shelley Proskin Recreation Center
An average of 5,285 people per year participate in PTARC programs & activities
An average of 555 youth per year participate in instructional swimming programs preventing drownings
|Level Green Elementary Park||Mt. Manor Park|
|Penn Borough Park||Trafford BY Park|
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!
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!
Penn Trafford Area Recreation Commission
2001 Municipal Court,
Harrison City, PA 15636 •
Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm • 724-744-2171, ext. 205 or 204
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