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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

The RI Department of Environmental Management (DEM) just completed the 2019-2024 Statewide Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). The SCORP outlines the existing status, current needs, and future vision for outdoor recreation and open space protection. It was informed by public input from our growing and changing population and sets concrete goals and strategies for improvements and additions to our infrastructure, programming, and resources.

View the 2019-2024 Statewide Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)

 

RI SCORP Submissions

We heard from over 2,500 members of the public during our planning process. Some of this feedback can be found on the map, below

 
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. 12/4/19