Outdoor Recreation in Florida 2013
Public Review Period: February 1 – March 8, 2013
The Florida Department of Environmental
Protection is seeking your comments on the draft of
Outdoor Recreation in Florida 2013, the Statewide
Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). The
SCORP identifies outdoor recreation supply, demand
and need, and also develops goals and strategies
towards creating a diverse, connected and balanced
outdoor recreation system.
Provide comments through March 8, 2013 regarding the
draft of the SCORP, developed by the Office of Park
Planning in coordination with federal, state and
regional agency partners; local governments; public
input; and allied organizations.
WHAT: Review and provide comments on the
draft of Outdoor Recreation in Florida 2013. If applicable, please reference the
chapter and/or page number to which your comment
HOW: You may submit your comments by:
- E-mail to
- Mail or fax:
If you have additional questions, contact Adam
Straubinger with the Division of Recreation and
email or phone at 850-245-3051.
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Recreation and Parks, Office of Park
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, MS 525
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000
Outdoor Recreation in Florida
The Department of Environmental Protection is directed by the Florida Legislature
to cooperate with state and federal agencies, private organizations, and commercial
and industrial interests in the promotion of a state outdoor recreation program.
Florida’s outdoor recreation program is a diverse, connected and balanced system
of outdoor recreational resources, facilities and programs.
Because of the State's phenomenal growth, providers of outdoor recreation
facilities and services continue to be pressured to meet expanding demand. A
fixed supply of land, water, shoreline areas, and cultural resources suitable for
public use combined with fiscal constraints present public land managers with
difficult decisions. State government must exercise a leadership role in
coordinating the effective use of Florida’s recreation resources. But recognizing
that the State alone cannot provide the volume or variety in types of leisure
pursuits that will be needed by its present and future populations, the
Legislature has given the Department of Environmental Protection specific
responsibility to develop and execute a comprehensive, multipurpose outdoor
recreation plan with the assistance of other public recreation land managers.
The Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) is the state’s
official document regarding outdoor recreation planning. The plan is a
requirement for Florida’s participation in
Land and Water Conservation (LWCF)
program. Outdoor Recreation in Florida – 2008 is the ninth edition written in
accordance with Florida Statute 375.021.
Florida’s Outdoor Recreation Inventory
The Florida Outdoor Recreation Inventory (FORI) is a comprehensive inventory
of existing outdoor resources and facilities in Florida. It provides details
of parks, recreation areas, open spaces and other outdoor sites in the state
including federal, state, regional, county and municipal governments, commercial
enterprises, non-profit organizations and clubs. The database consists of
more than 13,000 records and is maintained by the Department to assist with
the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP).
If you have trouble opening the documents or would like a paper copy please
firstname.lastname@example.org or call (850) 245-3051.
SCORP Documents and Publications
2013 SCORP Work Group Documents and Meeting Information