Updating Pa.’s Outdoor Recreation Plan

Every five years, states across the nation are required to produce a new statewide recreation plan to remain eligible to receive federal Land and Water Conservation funds. The plan guides outdoor recreation programs, policies and projects.


Work on the 2014-18 Pennsylvania Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan began in 2012 and kicked off officially in 2013 with the formation of a 41-member Technical Advisory Committee. With representation from state, federal and local governments and recreation and conservation organizations, the committee organized themes, reviewed research and developed actions for the future.
The plan will be ready for public review in October 2014. Check the progress through the Meetings, Research and Timeline tabs.