Youth are valuable resources in which to be invested. Parks and recreation programs foster youth development in autonomy, identity, social relationships, conflict resolution, academics, mental
health, and civic engagement.

About Us

Who Are We?

Friends of Penn-Trafford Area Recreation Commission is a non-profit, tax-exempt Pennsylvania corporation created in order to provide funding for community organizations, including the Penn-Trafford Area Recreation Commission, to support community projects, recreational programs and activities and community development projects

What Do We Do?

Friends of Penn-Trafford Area Recreation Commission's goal is to raise funds to renovate existing parks and recreation facilities in the Penn-Trafford area and develop new parks and recreation facilities for our residents to enjoy.

How Can You Help?

Friends of Penn-Trafford Area Recreation is asking community-minded organizations and individuals to volunteer, donate materials, labor, and/or time to assist in the completion of these projects.

Why Should You Help

Parks and recreation facilities provide:

  • Places for families to hold birthday parties, bridal and baby showers,
    graduation parties, and anniversary celebrations.
  • Facilities for parents and caregivers to take pre-school children for fun
    activities, outdoor exercise, and early childhood education.
  • Places for after-school activities, club meetings, fitness, nature, and fun
    activities for school-aged children.
  • Facilities for life-long learning, fitness, and wellness activities for adults.
  • Places for seniors to gather, socialize, participate in activities, and exercise.

Public Meetings

Regular meetings of Friends of PTARC are held on the second Wednesday of every other month at 6:30 pm in the Penn Township Municipal Building.

Volunteer With Us

Friends of Penn-Trafford Area Recreation Commission

2001 Municipal Court
Harrison City, PA 15636

Linda G. Bires
Executive Director, 724-392-4555


Cultivating opportunities for the enrichment of parks, recreation services, and facilities for the people of the Penn-Trafford community

Board of Directors

Linda G. Bires, Executive Director
Michael Ginsburg, Chair
Midge Culig, Vice Chair
Becky Lingenfelter, Secretary
Joy Clontz, Board Member

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Linda G. Bires

We are located at:
2001 Municipal Ct
Harrison City, PA 15636

Recreation Director