May 102012

The Montgomery County Planning Board is holding a public hearing on the draft 2012 Park Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan on Thursday May 24, 2012.  This plan includes important elements related to hard surface and natural surface trails in the parks.  The plan addresses the mission of our parks, priorities, upcoming projects, park budgets, and more.  According to the Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), the primary purpose of the Plan is to:

  • provide guidance regarding recreation facility needs in the county for the next 10 years.
  • recommend priorities for important natural and historic/cultural areas in Montgomery County that need to be preserved and interpreted.
  • provide input to area and park master plans regarding the need for public parkland and recreation facilities
  • help establish park acquisition and development priorities in the six-year Capital Improvements Program (CIP)

See the PROS plan webpage for full information on the plan itself and the location (Silver Spring) and time of the hearing and how to provide input.

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