LEONARDTOWN, Md. – St. Mary’s County, Recreation and Parks Department is developing an updated Land Preservation, Parks and Recreation Plan (LPPRP). Residents, business owners, special interest groups, and other interested parties should attend and participate in a Public Forum on this topic, Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, at Wicomico Shores Golf Course.

The LPPRP will examine existing parks, recreational facilities, programs and services; and determine the community’s current and future needs. The plan will prioritize the needs and desires for upgrading and improving parks, recreational facilities, amenities, programs and services.

In addition to the Public Forum, there is a needs assessment survey available. The results will help determine priorities for St. Mary’s County recreational facilities and activities as identified by residents. Additionally, assessments for use patterns, existing barriers to usage and identified potential partnerships will be examined. The results of the survey and the Public Forum will help provide ways to best support the community’s recreational needs. Public input is crucial, and all are invited to participate in the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/St-Marys-LPPRP-Survey

St. Mary’s County has hired GreenPlay, LLC, a nationally known parks and recreation management consulting firm to oversee the plan. If you have any questions regarding either the LPPRP or survey, please contact Christy Bishop, project manager, 301-475-4200, ext. 1811.