LIFE-LONG LEARNING, FITNESS, AND FUN!
2016 FALL ACTIVITY GUIDE: September-Dece 2016 -- Check
out these activities: Dad & Daughter Night Out, Mother/Son Fiesta,
Car Cruise, Chili Golf, Swim Instruction, Babies N Ballet, Tumble
Time, Dodgeball, Basketball,
T Birds T Ball, Cheerleading, Happy Feet Soccer, Deck Hockey, Intro
to Rifle, Tennis, Volleyball, Aqua Zumba, Piano, Yoga, Zumba, Senior
Stretch & Strength, Wine Tasting, & more!
View the entire
brochure in PDF format here
Please find your PTARC Activity Guides inserted in
your Penn Trafford Star! The 2016 Winter/Spring Activity Guide will
be delivered to your home during the week of December 26th.
Penn-Trafford Fitness Center~ Get
Fit, Stay Fit!
The Penn-Trafford Area Recreation Commission is pleased to
be partnering with the Penn-Trafford School District to
offer residents the use of the all New and Exciting
Fitness and Exercise Facility at Penn-Trafford High
We, at PTARC, are proud to have the opportunity to provide
public access to this state-of-the-art facility on Tuesday
and Thursday evenings from 6:00-9:00 pm. Work at your own
pace, work out your own style. Pre-registration is required
for access, renewable Fit passes may be purchased for
$15/month or $40 for a 3 month pass, per person. Adults, age
18 and up; under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
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!
Township Municipal Park Phase
1 Development 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, the Township of Penn,
Penn Township Recreation, Friends of PTARC, and local
Dog Park: The new dog park has separate small breed
and large breed areas.
Enlargement and Walking Trails:
Newly enlarged pond with fish habitat and additional
walking/jogging trails. The park is open from dawn to dusk.
II--$211,000 Awarded October
2014, Completed September 2016!
November of 2014, PTARC was awarded
$211,000 from the PA Department of Conservation & Natural
Resources Community Conservation Partnerships Program, and
with a matching amount from the Township of Penn, Penn
Township Recreation and local community contributors for a
total project cost of $492,000!
Penn Township Municipal Park
Playground: All new playground with areas for ages 2-5
New Sport Court Area includes a new
basketball court, new tennis court, and new volleyball court
in the expanded area of the park!
THE BENEFITS OF PTARC
$730,065 Grant Project Income for Penn
$126,000 Grant Project Income for Manor
$143,000 Grant Project Income for Penn
$197,500 Grant Project Income for
$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
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!
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
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!