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News Release
Draft of Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan is available online for public review - 05/23/24

SALEM, Oregon— The public is invited to comment on the draft 2025-29 Oregon Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) titled Balance and Engagement: Sustaining the Benefits for All Oregonians. A copy of the draft SCORP document and support documents are posted online for public review.  The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) will accept comments until June 28, 2024.

The five-year plan is a comprehensive look at Oregon’s outdoor recreation needs and priorities based on a representative population survey of more than 3,000 residents and recreation providers. The research was conducted in collaboration with Oregon State University. 

Results help guide federal, state, and local government, as well as the private and nonprofit sectors, in making policy and planning decisions. The primary purpose of the plan is to provide guidance for the Land and Water Conservation Fund grant program and other OPRD grant programs. The SCORP also provides up-to-date, high-quality information to assist recreation providers with park system planning in Oregon.

Comments can be submitted directly through a comment feature on the SCORP webpage or by mail to Oregon Parks & Recreation Department, 725 Summer Street NE, Suite C, Salem, OR 97301, Attn: Caleb Dickson.


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