Centre Region

Student pointing to a land map at a community forum
Anne Danahy / WPSU

Penn State and ClearWater Conservancy are working to conserve about 365 acres of university land between Whitehall Road and Rothrock State Park. Residents at a community meeting Thursday learned about the project and gave feedback about what they would like to see.

Bill Corey, a Ferguson Township resident, was one of the people crowded around the tables and easles with information and maps about the property. While Corey was unhappy with Penn State’s sale of nearby land to a developer, he was glad to see the detailed information presented on the land in line to be conserved.

People writing ideas on paper
Anne Danahy / WPSU

About 110 people turned out to learn more and share their opinions about the area’s parks, open spaces and recreational facilities Wednesday evening for a meeting that was part of the Centre Region Parks & Recreation's comprehensive planning.

“We are hoping to get some really great information from the community on what their thoughts are for the future of parks and recreation as a whole," said Pam Salokangas, director of Centre Region Parks & Rec. "Whether that’s facility-related or trails or open space, playground equipment, dog parks — We want to hear it all.”

road construction signs
Anne Danahy / WPSU

Road construction in Centre County shows no signs of stopping, but some of it will be slowing down for upcoming events.

Penn State student move-in, Grange Fair and Ag Progress Days are all on the calendar for August. PennDOT and local officials said they know that and they’re trying to keep traffic moving. That includes on Atherton Street.

Marc Maney, with PennDOT, said that project is slated to be finished by Thanksgiving 2019.