Parks and Recreation

201 Morrison Drive Princeton, WV 24740

Overview
Special Details
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Amanda McCabe, Parks and Recreation Director

Amanda McCabe

Director

Info & Hours

201 Morrison Drive Princeton, WV 24740

Mission Statement

The Princeton Park and Recreation Department’s mission is to provide a variety of recreational activities for children and adults of all ages. We are proud to offer the youth of our community a safe and fun environment to learn and participate in organized sports. We intend to maintain the value of good sportsmanship and encourage positive behavior at youth sporting events.

Purpose & Function

The Princeton Park and Recreation Department provides recreational facilities and programming to the citizens of Princeton and throughout Mercer County.

Inside the Recreation Center is a gymnasium, conference room, karate dojo, and a bounce house birthday party room.

The Recreation Center property is also surrounded by a playground with handicap-accessible swings, a large picnic shelter, a dog park, a skatepark, and a softball field.

In addition, the department maintains Princeton City Park, five community playgrounds, and the Valley Street Outdoor Basketball court. The five community playgrounds are located on Oliver Avenue, Lower Pine Street, McKinley Avenue, Washington Avenue, and Knob Street. Princeton City Park contains three picnic shelters, a performance stage, a playground, two 2-mile walking trails, an 18-hole disc golf course, and Princeton City Pool, which features a baby pool and a 35' waterslide.

In addition to our facilities, we also provide a variety of programs for children and adults, although our main focus is on the youth.

Youth programming at the Recreation Center begins at the age of 3. Throughout the course of a year, we provide basketball leagues for boys and girls ages 3-18. We have also recently developed a youth volleyball program and youth indoor soccer leagues. During the summer months, we also have a Summer Day Camp program, a great alternative to daycare.

Some special events the department has sponsored include Easter Egg Hunts, Wrestling, Circuses, the Elks Hoop Shoot, Backpack Drives, Pet Fairs, Blood Drives, Health Screenings, sports tournaments, Night Swims, Back to School Bashes, concerts, dances, craft shows, beauty pageants, and sports camps.

Also, our Recreation Center and parks are very popular venues for a variety of community and family events and gatherings. Some examples are business meetings, training seminars, baby showers, weddings, banquets, class reunions, holiday dinners, family reunions, and birthday parties.

Department Services

Inside the Recreation Center is a gymnasium, conference room, karate dojo, and a bounce house birthday party room. The Recreation Center property is also surrounded by a playground with handicap accessible swings, a large picnic shelter, dog park, skatepark, and softball field. In addition, the department maintains Princeton City Park, 5 community playgrounds, and Valley Street Outdoor Basketball court. The 5 community playgrounds are located on Oliver Avenue, Lower Pine street, McKinley Avenue, Washington Avenue, and Knob Street. Princeton City Park contains 3 picnic shelters, a performance stage, playground, 2 mile walking trail, 18 hole disc golf course, and Princeton City Pool, which features a baby pool and 35′ waterslide. In addition to our facilities, we also provide a variety of programs for children and adults, although our main focus is on the youth. Youth programming at the Recreation Center begins at the age of 3. Throughout the course of a year, we provide basketball leagues for boys and girls, ages 3-18. We have also recently developed a youth volleyball program and youth indoor soccer leagues. During the summer months, we also have a Summer Day Camp program which is a great alternative to day care. Some special events the department has sponsored include Easter Egg Hunts, Wrestling, Circuses, the Elks Hoop Shoot, Backpack Drives, Pet Fairs, Blood Drives, Health Screenings, sports tournaments, Night Swims, Back to School Bashes, concerts, dances, craft shows, beauty pageants, and sports camps. Also, our Recreation Center and parks are very popular venues for a variety of community and family events and gatherings. Some examples are business meetings, training seminars, baby showers, weddings, banquets, class reunions, holiday dinners, family reunions, and birthday parties.

Special Initiatives or Projects

The Princeton Parks and Recreation Department is currently engaged in multiple projects to provide new courts for public use and renovate existing courts.

Reports & Documents

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In order to remain transparent with our constituents and citizens, we are including information about fee schedules, fines, reports, and any other documents, if applicable to this department.

Accountability

We operate underneath the Princeton Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners, which has 5 voting members, as well as the City Manager and Mayor as ex officio. The 5 voting members include 2 City Council members and 3 members of the community that reside inside the City.