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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! Partners, stakeholders, and all Rhode Islanders interested in outdoor recreation are invited to participate in the sessions and share their feedback on the draft SCORP. Please join us at an upcoming meeting to discuss the draft Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP).

Public Hearing

Wednesday July 17
DEM Headquarters, Room 300, 235 Promenade Street, Providence
4:30 PM. The hearing will begin with a brief informational presentation about the Update, followed by the opportunity to comment on the Update.

Learn more

View the updated draft SCORP


RI SCORP Submissions

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 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. 6/17/19