Local Parks

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Welcome to Centre Region Parks and Recreation (CRPR) and your local parks pages!

CRPR provides parks maintenance services to the five municipalities of the Borough of State College and the Townships of College, Ferguson, Harris, and Patton. The municipalities own several neighborhood and pocket parks as well as community parks, and CRPR provides maintenance services such as mowing, weeding, flower bed care, tree care, ballfield maintenance including dragging and lining, aerating and overseeding, and more.

Here is a little bit about the local parks and the number of park acreage available in the area.

Acreage Table
TypeState College BoroughCollege TownshipFerguson TownshipHarris TownshipPatton TownshipTotals
CRPR Maintained Parkland115 acres129.9 acres178 acres68.4 acres164.9 acres656.2 acres

Municipal Parkland/Open Space 

(owned/easement)

0 acres81.1 acres80 acres*0 acres111.8 acres**272.9 acres
CRPR Authority Owned/Leased7.3 acres131.5 acres103 acres***21 acres4.4 acres267.2 acres
Totals122.3 acres342.5 acres361 acres89.4 acres281.1 acres1,196.3 acres

*Former municipal authority land preserved for watershed protection; not considered parkland.
**Patton Woods Natural Recreation Area is considered passive parkland (62.7 acres).
***Whitehall Road Regional Park will not come online until 2020-2021 (100 acres).

Other notes about the Acreage Table:

  • In 2018-2019, four acres of the 42-acre Grays Woods Park will come online in Patton Township; CRPR will be providing maintenance and management of this park.
  • In 2018-2019, the nine-acre Owens Drive Park in Ferguson Township will come online as a natural, open space area.  CRPR will not maintain this facility.

In this section you will find several resources about the region’s parks including an interactive parks map with amenities and addresses, information about CRPR’s Community Gardens Program, the Tudek Dog Park, CRPR's Parks Partners Program, and more!

Use the menu to the left to navigate to the park map or other areas of interest.