The District of Columbia uses its DPR Five-Year Agency Master Plan as the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). The SCORP is a requirement of the National Parks Service’s Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), and must be submitted to the National Park Service (NPS) to be eligible for LWCF grant dollars. The intent of the SCORP is to identify recreation priorities and develop a plan to meet the implementation goals of District residents and elected officials.
DPR has completed its final 2020 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP), which has been approved by the National Park Service to remain in compliance with the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) State Assistance grant program.
The SCORP identifies 8 key priorities that will be used to guide the selection of future LWCF capital projects for outdoor recreation improvements.
The key priorities include:
- Resilience & Sustainability
- Access, Connectivity & Diversity of Recreation Experiences
- Accessibility & Inclusion
- Health & Equity
- Technology, Innovation & Education
- Identity & Culture
- Enhancement & Maintenance
- Collaboration & Administration
The SCORP also adopts numerous strategies from existing citywide plans relevant to outdoor parks and recreation and lays out an Open Project Selection Process which provides additional details on how future LWCF projects will be identified and selected.
This SCORP acts as the official document for any future LWCF grant application. Upon completion of the Ready2Play Master Plan, the SCORP will be amended to reflect the final priorities of Ready2Play.