The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks is charged with maintaining a 5-year plan that guides recreational development in the State of Mississippi, namely the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). The SCORP is not focused solely on state owned facilities, but also city, county, and federally owned parks and recreational facilities.
Local governments should take interest in the SCORP as a source of potential grant funding for parks and recreational facilities funded through the Land and Water Conservation Fund. CMPDD Planners are participating in the update as Task Force Committee members.
You have an opportunity to participate in the 5-year update that is currently underway by responding to surveys or attending public meetings. Recreational facility providers can complete a survey here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/SCORP-provider. Residents and facility users can complete a survey here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/SCORP2025.
Information on public meetings can be found on the SCORP website at www.mississippiscorp.com/.