Arizona State Parks and Trails Now Taking Public Comment on the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)

March 13, 2017

PHOENIX - Arizona State Parks and Trails, Arizona State University and a team of dedicated outdoor recreation professionals, have partnered over the last year to collect national and statewide outdoor recreation data. The 2018-2022 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) outlines the state's priorities on recreation, conservation, community vitality, diversity, youth engagement and much more. The draft of the plan is now available online at AZStateParks.com/publications for public review and comment. Comments are welcomed through Wednesday, April 5, 2017 and can be made via email to [email protected].
 
Arizona State Parks and Trails is committed to supporting a highly integrated outdoor recreation system for the future. This plan balances the recreational use and protection of natural and cultural resources. It also strengthens the awareness of the public between outdoor recreation with health benefits while also producing opportunities to enhance the economies and quality of life for residents. Recreation managers of cities, counties, state and federal government organizations in Arizona use this information for more specific recreation planning and budgeting. The plan also offers leadership opportunities to make decisions about the state's enhancement of outdoor recreation sites, programs and infrastructure.
 
A final version of the SCORP with public comments integrated will be available before June 30, 2017.  

WHAT: Now Taking Public Comments for the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)

WHERE: Download SCORP plan at AZStateParks.com/publications then make comments via email to [email protected].
 
WHEN: Comments will be accepted through Wednesday, April 5, 2017

For information about all 35 Arizona State Parks and Natural Areas, the Trails and Off-Highway Vehicle Programs and State Historic Preservation Office call 1-877-MY-PARKS or visit AZStateParks.com.

Learn More about the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)