Story of Fund
In 2007, Gregg Township, Potter Township, and Centre Hall Borough formed a municipal arrangement and purchased 165 acres 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.
The municipalities' goal is to develop and sustain the Tri-Municipal Park with $0 tax dollars. To accomplish this goal, community volunteers, Eagle Scouts, the American Bicycle Association, and Pheasants Forever - just to name a few partners - are donating their time to serve on project committees. Donations to this fund will also help support the park.
Residents can look forward to using the park for exercise, recreation, and sports. Ideas include trails for walking, biking, and horseback riding, senior and handicap exercise area, a playground, picnic areas, pavilions, an amphitheater, soccer and baseball fields, volleyball court, frisbee golf, a skate park, and a BMX track. For more information about the Tri-Municipal Park project, please visit their website HERE.