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2019-2023 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)

Recreation Plans, Research Reports, Planning Guides and Programs

In addition to managing the State Park System, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) has a broader responsibility to encourage coordination among all governmental agencies providing outdoor recreation areas and facilities in Oregon. OPRD acknowledges the adoption of Measure 66 by Oregon voters in 1999, which provided the Department the financial stability necessary to conduct long-term planning. This section of the OPRD planning website includes a variety of long-term plans, research reports, and programs intending to enhance the outdoor recreation opportunities available to all Oregonians.
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To remain qualified for stateside Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), each state must prepare a Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) every five years. In Oregon, the plan functions not only to guide the LWCF program, but also provides guidance for other OPRD administered grant programs including the Local Grant, County Opportunity Grant, Recreational Trails, and All-Terrain Vehicle Programs.

It also provides recommendations to the Oregon State Park System operations, administration, planning, development, and recreation programs. Finally, the plan provides guidance to federal, state, and local units of government, as well as the private sector, in delivering quality outdoor recreational opportunities to Oregonians and out-of-state visitors.

This site includes information for four Oregon SCORP planning efforts. Please click the appropriate link to access information for these planning efforts:

Current Plan:

​The 2019-2023 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan, entitled Outdoor Recreation in Oregon: Responding to Demographic and Societal Change, constitutes Oregon’s basic five-year plan for outdoor recreation. The plan addresses five important demographic and societal changes facing outdoor recreation providers in the coming years including:

  1. An aging population;
  2. An increasingly diverse population;
  3. Lack of youth engagement in outdoor recreation;
  4. An underserved low-income population; and
  5. The health benefits of physical activity.

See the full document:

2019-2023 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan

See supporting documents

Past Plans

2013-2017 Oregon SCORP

Appendix A - A Guide to Community Park and Recreation Planning for Oregon Communities

Appendix B - 2011 Statewide Outdoor Recreation Resource Facility Bulletin

Appendix C - Oregon Resident Outdoor Recreation Demand Analysis

Recreation Demand Analysis - Regional and County-level Summary Reports

Appendix D - Developing Sustainable Park Systems in Oregon

Appendix E - Oregon Administrative Rules for Distribution of LWCF Funding

Appendix F - Oregon Wetlands Priority Plan

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Oregon Statewide Trails Plan

The 2016-2015 statewide trails plan, entitled Oregon Trails 2016: A Vision for the Future, constitutes Oregon's 10-year plan for recreational trail management. The plan guides the use of the state's Recreational Trails Program (RTP) and All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) grant funds, and provides information and recommendations to guide federal, state, and local units of government, as well as the private sector, in making policy and planning decisions. Besides satisfying grant program requirements, a primary intent of this plan is to provide up-to-date, high-quality information to assist recreation providers with trail planning in Oregon. Further, it establishes a review process for potential State Scenic Waterway corridor additions.



See the full document:2016-2025 Oregon Statewide Trails Plan  (9 MB PDF file)

See supporting documents


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Oregon State Park Visitor Surveys




  • 2010 Champoeg Dual Survey Report









Oregon State Parks Region and Systemwide Reports

Oregon State Park Economic Impact Report



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Planning Guides

Evidence of sound park and recreation planning is a critical factor considered by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department in evaluating requests for the grant funding available annually to units of local government for the acquisition of public open space and development of recreational facilities. Regional planning commissions or local planning departments, planning consultants, faculty at local educational institutions and others may be able to help you develop a plan. These guides are not intended to replace professional planning expertise that may be obtained by your community. The information and material in these guides can either supplement such assistance or provide enough guidance to enable a local agency to develop a basic plan where such expertise is not available. To access the guides click on the links provided.

A Guide to Oregon Community Park and Recreation Planning

Creating Connections: The Oregon Recreational Trails How-To Manual

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