Serving Penn-Trafford School
LIFE-LONG LEARNING, FITNESS, AND FUN!
2014 FALL ACTIVITY GUIDE POSTED -- Fun activities for September-December 2014 for all ages, including: Digital Photo Contest, Dad & Daughter Night Out, Swimming, Babies N Ballet, Tune Time for Tiny Tots, T Birds T Ball, Cheerleading, Happy Feet Soccer, Archery, Deck Hockey, Snapology Minecraft, Lacrosse, Tennis, Volleyball, Aqua Zumba, Brushes & Beverages, Fit N Tone, Piano, Yoga, Zumba, Senior Stretch & Strength, A Dog-Gone Good Day, Wine Tasting, Facility Rental & more!
The guide is posted here and will be distributed to all Penn-Trafford School District residents in your Penn-Trafford Star or Tribune Review on Thursday, August 14th.
FRIENDS OF PTARC EVENTS --
September 20, 2014 - A Dog-Gone Good Day at Penn Township's Fall Festival: Friends of PTARC invites you and your furry friends to have a Dog-Gone Good Day at the Penn Township Fall Festival.
October 18, 2014 - Wine Tasting Extravaganza: Sample award winning wines with complimenting hors d’oeuvres and decadent desserts.
INSTRUCTOR SPOTLIGHT: Stacia Vallo
When it comes to exercise, most of us cringe and do it because we are told it is good for us. For Stacia Vallo, it is a way of life. Being certified in dance, exercise and ISSA Personal Training, she spends most of every day teaching someone how to take care of themselves better. She describes her teaching style as using a big emphasis on a light-hearted jovial class as opposed to drill sergeant. Stacia has taught for PTARC for eight years, in addition to raising her three children. This human energizer bunny does decorative painting as well.
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 Development
Provided to you by a PTARC grant award from the PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources Community Conservation Partnerships Program, the Township of Penn, Penn Township Recreation, and local community contributors.
Penn Township Municipal Park Phase 1 Grand Opening Celebration was held Wednesday, June 25, 2014.
Park Pond Enlargement & Walking Trail
Penn Township Municipal Park Phase 2 Development
PTARC has written a grant application to the PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources Community Conservation Partnerships Program for Phase 2 Development of the Penn Township Municipal Park. Phase 2 will include new playground equipment, a new basketball court, new tennis court, and new volleyball court. 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!
THE BENEFITS OF PTARC
$519,065 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 & 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/SHELLEY PROSKIN RECREATION CENTER -- Route 130 & Murrysville Road, Level Green. Large multi-purpose room seating up to 149 and full kitchen. Available 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m., Friday & Saturday, for parties, showers, celebrations, meetings, meals, speakers! May be partitioned into 2 or 3 separate rooms seating 75 or 50 each. Click here for more information about our facilities available for rent.
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
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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