Delaware County 2035 Open Space, Recreation, and Greenway Plan

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Delaware County’s Open Space, Recreation, and Greenway Plan examines the open space policies and trends identified in Delaware County 2035.

The Open Space, Recreation, and Greenway Plan serves as a guide and resource for countywide, multi-municipal, and municipal open space planning efforts. It examines open space policies and trends identified in the Delaware County 2035 Land Use Framework Plan, and makes recommendations with regard to open space, recreation, and greenway needs and opportunities specific to the County.

Questions about the Open Space, Recreation and Greenway Plan? Contact the Planning Department at 610-891-5200 or Planning_Department@co.delaware.pa.us.

To integrate all of the information, analysis, and goals of this plan into a manageable format, the Open Space, Recreation, and Greenway Plan was organized into volumes:

Volume I: Open Space and Recreation Plan

Volume I provides a complete review of municipal, county, state, and federal open space within Delaware County. It includes an inventory of existing open spaces and natural resources, analysis of open space and recreational needs and opportunities, and an overview of implementation methods for municipalities and the County to consider.

Volume II: Countywide Greenway Plan

Volume II is Delaware County’s first ever countywide greenway plan. It identifies a Primary Trail Network which connects recreational and cultural hubs via trails, as well as conservation greenways along stream corridors.

Volume III: County Parks and Recreation

Volume III specifically examines the Delaware County Parks and Recreation system, and includes long range site development drawings and accompanying narratives for several of the major County parks.

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Executive Summary (2015)

Volume I: Open Space and Recreation Plan (2015)

Volume II: Countywide Greenway Plan (2015)

Volume III: Parks and Recreation Plan (2015)

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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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