2013 SCORP Recreation Priorities
Map and overview of highest priorities for outdoor recreation by SCORP Planning Region. Priorities were derived from public outdoor recreation participation rates and public demand for additional outdoor recreation facilities.
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2013 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan
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Table of Contents
Cover, acknowledgements and list of chapters from the 2013 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan.
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Provides general information about the SCORP, state investments in outdoor recreation, planning regions, state demographics, and population and growth trends.
Chapter 2 - Outdoor Recreation Inventory
Supply of outdoor recreation facilities throughout Delaware. This section also contains level of service analyses.
Chapter 3 - Outdoor Recreation Research
Review of the 2011 Statewide Outdoor Recreation Participation and Trends Telephones Survey.
Chapter 4 - Outdoor Recreation and Conservation Issues and Recommendations
Explanation of identified goals and recommendations that are identified within the SCORP.
Chapter 4A - Improving Public Health
This section identifies the connection between outdoor recreation and healthy lifestyles.
Chapter 4B - Getting Children Outdoors
Identifies the importance of outdoor spaces in reconnecting children with the outdoors.
Chapter 4C - Accessible Recreation
Supports implementing and maintaining services that are high quality, inclusive and accessible to all.
Chapter 4D- Statewide Trails and Pathways Initiative
Recognizes the need to make Delaware walkable and bikable by creating a network of multi-use bicycle and pedestrian trails and pathways.
Chapter 4E - Partnerships for Conservation, Recreation and Tourism
Delivering responsible access to natural and historical spaces while conserving the environment and improving local economies.
Chapter 4F- Protecting Lands for Conservation and Recreation
Stresses the importance of maintianing and enhancing an interconnected network of natural spaces, parks and conservation lands. Chapter 4F also includes a report from Delaware’s Open Space Program.
Appendices - Table of Contents
Appendix A - Outdoor Recreation Inventory
List of all publicly accessible recreation spaces in Delaware.
Appendix B- Telephone Survey Instrument and Methodology
Complete list of questions that were asked during the 2011 Outdoor Recreation Participation and Trends Telephone Survey.
Appendix C- Demographics of Delaware
Appendix D- List of SCORP Recommendations
Complete list of all recommendations within the 2013-2018 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan
Appendix E- Open Space Program Acquisition Ranking Criteria
Criteria used to competetively rank land acquisitions for the Open Space Program.
Appendix F- Open Space Program Acquisistion Inventory
List of all lands purchased through the Open Space Program
Appendix G- Emergency Wetlands Act of 1986
Link to the Delaware Wetlands Conservation Strategy