Open Space, Recreation, and Trail Planning

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County planning staff prepare County-level open space and greenway plans that can provide guidance for municipal open space and trail plans.

Create an Open Space, Recreation, and Trail Plan

An open space, recreation, or trails plan provides a basis for local decision-making regarding future land use. The planning process typically involves working with municipal officials and staff, recreation groups, and residents to ensure that the plan reflects the community’s vision. An open space plan evaluates existing conditions and community needs and makes recommendations regarding open space acquisition for natural resource protection and public recreation. It also typically suggests park needs and improvements, and often identifies a trail network to serve the community. Additionally, the existence of a plan also helps to support applications for grant funding for recommended activities.

The Planning Department’s professional planners are available to provide technical assistance to municipalities interested in creating or updating an existing open space, recreation or trails plans.

View County Open Space, Recreation, and Trail Plans

County Open Space, Recreation, and Greenway Plan

Greenway Plan for Darby Creek Watershed

Darby Creek Stream Valley Park Master Plan

Mineral Hill Area Parks Master Plan

Little Flower Open Space Master Site Development Plan

current Open Space and Trails Projects

Media-Smedley Connector Trail Feasibility Study

 

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Delaware County, presently consisting of over 184 square miles divided into forty-nine municipalities is the oldest settled section of Pennsylvania.


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