Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan: Louisiana

Client: Louisiana Office of State Parks

Summary: The SCORP (Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan) is a comprehensive document that provides perspectives to ensure proper distribution of federal funding to Louisiana’s state and local outdoor recreational sites and facilities.

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Services:

  • Through two surveys, the Residents Survey and the Provider Survey, the team documented how Louisiana values public parks and recreation while collaborating with the Office of State Parks and an established a Task Force Committee (TFC) comprised of state professionals with expertise in outdoor recreation
  • Held eight Louisiana Outdoor Recreational Forums (LORFs) in all regions across the state, focusing on the participation of local and state recreational providers
  • Developed a Geographic Information System (GIS) database that indicates the locations of Louisiana’s existing facilities in order to aid the Louisiana Office of State Parks in the appropriate distribution of federal funds to recreational facilities seeking available funding
  • The Louisiana Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan includes a complete analysis of the state’s recreation facilities, recreation providers, and user priorities and outlines the priorities and implementation strategies to be used in planning efforts over the next five years
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