September 18, 2018
Tri-Municipal Park, Inc
Tri-Municipal Park Media Day
A First-Hand Look at Constructing the Park
Potter Township, Pennsylvania:
Tri-Municipal Park, Inc officially broke ground on the new 165-acre park in Centre Hall, PA on August 11th. The media is cordially invited to attend a special Media Day for a first-hand look at the progress to date on the Tri-Municipal Park and learn about what the future holds for the park, on Thursday, September 27th at twelve o’clock, noon.
In 2007, Gregg Township, Potter Township, and Centre Hall Borough formed a municipal arrangement and purchased land from Penn State University with the help of a DCNR grant. This property is located in Potter Township along Upper Brush Valley Road, 0.25 miles west of Centre Hall Borough across from Sammi’s Greenhouse. The purchase agreement stipulated that the municipalities were to use/develop this land for citizens as a multi-municipal park known as Tri-Municipal Park. This park will be a recreational opportunity for the Penns Valley Region, including the school district. The purchase of this land was consistent with recommendations of the Centre County Comprehensive Plan, the Penns Valley Regional Comprehensive Plan, the Upper Penns Creek Watershed Assessment, the Spring Creek Rivers Conservation Plan, and the Centre County Natural Heritage Inventory.
After winning a competitive bid, Ameron Construction began moving ground in August, after the Tri-Municipal Park, Inc. secured funding through DCNR and PennVest for the first section of the park. The first section will include two full sized multi-purpose athletic fields, a one-mile walking trail, and a future pavilion and sand volleyball court. A nine-hole disc golf (frisbee golf) course had previously been built in another section of the park, and when complete, will be an eighteen-hole course.
Future plans to include:
• Baseball and Softball Fields
• Orchard and Natural Open Spaces
• Picnic Areas
Tri-Municipal Park, Inc. is currently accepting tax-deductible donations for continued development of the parklands. Naming rights are available for various features of the park for those interested in making a considerable financial contribution to support the mission of the park.
Tri-Municipal Park, Inc.: The Tri-Municipal Park, Inc, was established as a non-profit organization in 2018 to oversee and direct the park finances, function and long-term plans. The board is made up of 9 Directors. Centre Hall Borough, Gregg Township and Potter Township each have 3 board members from their municipality.
Parks & Rec Board Members are needed, click to learn more.