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Ocean State Outdoors

Rhode Island's Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)
  • East Bay Bike Path
  • Joslin Spray Park
  • East Matunuck State Beach
  • Peace & Plently Park
  • Charlestown State Beach Breachway
  • Killingly Wildlife Management Area

Welcome to the home of the Rhode Island Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). The Project Team, led by Rhode Island DEM and the Division of Statewide Planning, will be using this site to engage and communicate with the public. We look forward to providing updates on project happenings and progress. If you have any comments or questions, please share them with us. We will compile your comments and review them with the Project Team.

Learn more about the SCORP


Get Involved

We Want to Hear From You! Let us know which recreational resources are working for you, where improvements are needed, and where there are opportunities to add resources. Feedback from Rhode Islanders and visitors alike will be used to provide insight into outdoor recreation in Rhode Island and help inform the latest Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP).

Interactive Survey Map

This survey will be open and available through early spring 2019.


Enter your feedback and email address through the survey map for a chance to win a 2019 Rhode Island State Beach Season Pass!

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Public Survey

We are developing a public survey to gauge current and future demand for recreational resources around the state. Stay tuned for your chance to provide input.

Public Meetings

We will be hosting two public meetings in central locations to solicit feedback on our early drafts of the plan.

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Frequently Asked Questions
What does outdoor recreation include?

We define outdoor recreation very broadly. It includes all the ways Rhode Islanders recreate outside: everything from playing organized sports, going to the beach, walking, paddling, sailing, fishing, and hunting – and all the infrastructure and resources that people use for these activities – local playgrounds and rec centers, state parks and beaches, boat ramps, fishing piers, walking trails, and more!

How can I get involved?

We are looking for as much public involvement as possible to ensure all voices are heard. We want to know your thoughts about outdoor recreation in RI! Use this website to find out about in-person meetings for public comment. We also have a comment tool on this site and an interactive map where you can let us know where things are working and where they need improvement. And keep a look-out for a public survey, currently in development, which will be linked to on this website.

How does Rhode Island's SCORP impact me?

The SCORP will outline funding priorities for outdoor recreation investment over the next 5 years. Your favorite beach, park, walking trail, or boat ramp is part of this plan! Your feedback about your recreational needs are invaluable to us as we plan for improvements and additions to our recreational infrastructure.

Rev. 9/26/18

Share Your Ideas!

We want your input to learn what outdoor recreation challenges need to be addressed statewide. Share your observations with us!

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Public Meetings

Thursday, November 8
Health Equity Zone HUB, 1229 Main Street, West Warwick
6:00-8:00 PM
Topic: Health
Tuesday, November 13
Cold Spring Community Center, 36 Beach Street, North Kingstown
6:00-8:00 PM
Topic: General Recreation

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