Land Preservation Parks and Recreation Plan

In accordance with Title 5, Subtitle 9 of the Natural Resources Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland (also known as the Program Open Space Law), the 2022 Land Preservation, Parks, and Recreation Plan has been prepared to inventory and assess the County's recreational, agricultural, and natural resources and the programs and policies affecting them. Typically, this plan is updated on a five-year cycle or as directed by the responsible state agencies.

The plan seeks to identify the extent to which these programs and policies are helping to reach State and local goals for preserving and enhancing these resources. Finally, the plan recommends actions that Garrett County and the State of Maryland can take to reach these goals more quickly and more effectively. Completion of this plan not only meets the requirements of State law, thereby making the County eligible for Program Open Space funds, but also will serve as a useful planning tool for recreational, agricultural, and natural resource programs and policies.

Document 2022 Land Preservation, Parks and Recreation Plan (full document) (23.27 MB)

Public comments on the plan were open from May 19 through June 9, 2022.

The Document Garrett County 2022 LPPRP (23.27 MB) was developed in accordance with guidelines provided by the Maryland Departments of Planning and Natural Resources. The updated Plan contains key information, goals and recommendations to guide the County’s management and enhancement of its parks, recreation facilities and open space assets for the next five years.

A brief presentation of the plan and a public hearing took place on June 1, 2022 during the regularly scheduled Garrett County Planning Commission Meeting.

For further information, contact Siera Wigfield at 301-334-7477 or [email protected].

Document 2017 Land Preservation, Parks and Recreation Plan (full document) (4.3 MB)