Montgomery Parks Requests Public Input on 2022 Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Plan Recommendations

by Patrick Herron
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Per Montgomery Parks:

January 19, 2022

The plan will help guide future development and management of the park system. 

WHEATON, Md. –Montgomery Parks(opens in a new tab), part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, has released its draft of the 2022 Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Policy Plan(opens in a new tab). The plan features various recommendations that include how parks can support physical activity, social connections, civic engagement, and environmental stewardship. Montgomery Parks is engaging the public to review the draft plan(opens in a new tab) and provide input about which recommendations are most important to them. The survey for the public is available online through February 6, 2022, at Montgomery Parks Open Town Hall site(opens in a new tab).

Shaped by extensive public input, which was collected through online, in-person, and mailed surveys, the PROS Plan, which is updated every five years, guides the long-term, future development, and management of the park system. The plan focuses on providing equitable, active, central community spaces that meet the public’s recreational needs and protect the natural and cultural resources of parkland as well as land management policies for future generations.

Opportunities for public comment and input on the draft PROS plan will continue in the first half of 2022. The final plan will be submitted to the Department of Natural Resources by July 1, 2022.

About The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Montgomery Parks 
Montgomery Parks manages more than 37,000 acres of parkland, consisting of 421 parks. Montgomery Parks is a department of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a bi-county agency established in 1927 to steward public land. M-NCPPC has been nationally recognized for its high-quality parks and recreation services and is regarded as a national model by other parks systems. www.MontgomeryParks.org(opens in a new tab).

Accessibility
Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Program Access Office at 301-495-2581(Voice/TTY), MD Relay 7-1-1 or 800-552-7724or ProgramAccess@MontgomeryParks.org(opens in a new tab) to request a disability modification. Visit www.MontgomeryParks.org/access(opens in a new tab) for more information.

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