DCNR has finalized Pennsylvania’s next outdoor recreation plan — the blueprint for delivering outdoor recreation services for the next five years.

Over the past year, public input has been collected and analyzed relating to the five priority themes for the plan:

  • Health and wellness
  • Recreation for all
  • Sustainable systems
  • Technology
  • Funding and economic development

The Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan is required every five years to help guide state recreation policies, programs, and investments, and is needed in order to remain eligible for federal grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

The 2020-2024 outdoor recreation plan will be used by state agencies, local governments, and other recreation providers to guide outdoor recreation programs, policies, and projects.

The final draft plan (PDF) may be viewed online, and comments about the plan should be directed to Diane Kripas prior to Thursday, June 25.