Land Preservation, Parks and Recreation (LPPRP) Plans

The LPPRPs are comprehensive planning documents that are used by the counties and Baltimore City as an opportunity to collect and evaluate parks, recreation, and land preservation data. These plans are meant to identify the rates of public participation in specific types of recreation and the availability of those facilities. There is special emphasis placed on the proximity of park facilities to where people live and especially to underserved communities.

Natural Resources Article § 5-905 (b)(2) requires that each county and Baltimore City submit a Land Preservation, Parks, and Recreation Plan every five years to the Departments of Natural Resources and Planning for joint approval. This is a prerequisite for county participation in Program Open Space. Per statute [(§ 5-905 (b)(2)], the Department of Natural Resources shall provide the legislators the opportunity to review and comment on the Plans.

2022 Land Preservation, Parks, and Recreation Plans

2022 Draft and Final Land Preservation, Parks, and Recreation Plans will be posted here as they become available for review:

Allegany County

Anne Arundel County

Baltimore City

Baltimore County

Calvert County

Caroline County

Carroll County

Cecil County​

Charles County

Dorchester County

Frederick County

Garrett County

Harford County

Howard County

Kent County

Montgomery County

Prince George's County

Queen Anne's County

St. Mary's County

Somerset County

Talbot County

Washington County

Wicomico County

Worcester County