Connecticut Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan
The Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) is a planning document that identifies outdoor recreation issues of statewide significance and evaluates the supply of and the demand for outdoor recreation resources and facilities in Connecticut. The SCORP provides unified guidance to state and municipal officials as they develop and expand outdoor recreation opportunities for their respective constituents.
In addition to its value as a planning document, the completion of a SCORP also satisfies a requirement of the federally administered Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which then makes Connecticut eligible to receive its annual apportionment from the LWCF State and Municipal Assistance Program. Apportionments from the LWCF can be used by the state and its municipalities to acquire new land for outdoor recreation and conservation and to construct new outdoor recreational facilities. In the state, LWCF funding has led to the preservation of approximately 2,500 acres of outdoor recreation assets in 11 communities.
The 2023- 2028 SCORP will evaluate the supply and demand of outdoor recreation resources in Connecticut while identifying outdoor recreation issues of statewide importance. A draft of the 2023-2028 SCORP will be available for public review and comment later this year. Additional information will be shared online on this webpage.
For questions or comments about the Recreation Plan, contact DEEP at DEEP.SCORP@ct.gov. For inquiries about the data collection for SCORP, contact the Center for Community Engagement and Social Research (CCESR) at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) at CCESRfeedback@ccsu.edu.
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Content Updated March 2023