Arizona State Parks Begins Work on the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)

April 6, 2016

PHOENIX - Arizona State Parks is responsible for the completion of Arizona's Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) every five years. This plan sets the evaluation criteria to allocate the Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund grants, as well as other applicable grant programs consistent with the state's outdoor recreation priorities.

To draft the SCORP, Arizona State Parks is working with Arizona State University's School of Community Resources with oversight direction and input from a SCORP Work Group consisting of public and private outdoor recreation professionals from a variety of organizations across the state.

The SCORP plan balances recreational use and protection of natural and cultural resources. It also strengthens public awareness of the link between outdoor recreation and health benefits while producing opportunities to enhance the economy and quality of life for residents. Recreation managers of cities, counties, state and federal government organizations in Arizona use this information for specific recreation planning and budgeting. Public input will be sought on the draft plan in late 2016. The finalized plan will be available in 2017. For more information call Arizona State Parks at (602) 542-4174 or visit AZStateParks.comView the 2013 SCORP here!

For information about all 30 Arizona State Parks and Natural Areas, the Trails and Off-Highway Vehicle Programs and State Historic Preservation Office call (602) 542-4174 or (877)-MYPARKS. Campsite reservations can be made online at AZStateParks.com or by calling the Reservation Call Center at (520) 586-2283. Open 7 days a week, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST. Follow AZStateParks on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. 

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Learn More about the Arizona Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan