The 2021-2025 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) priorities for the Local Agency Competitive Program are:

  1. New Park Access
    1. Create or expand parks in communities that lack sufficient park space. Create new parks within a half mile of underserved communities, or expand existing parks to increase the ratio of park acreage per resident in underserved areas. This may include innovative solutions such as acquiring private land from willing sellers such as vacant lots and blighted buildings, converting streets to create or expand parks, or converting closed schools.
    2. Acquire private land from willing sellers in natural areas to expand regional parks, or create new open space areas for outdoor recreation while preserving nature.
  2. Multi-Use Parks Designed for All Age Groups in New or Existing Parks
    1. Construct recreation features designed to bring families together by supporting art and music, sports, and multi-generational activities.
    2. Construct recreation features for all age groups to support different active and passive recreation interests of all ages.
    3. Incorporate project design ideas from all age groups.
  3. Health Design Goals for New or Existing Parks
    1. Include recreation features resulting from asking community members for their park design ideas for public health.
  4. Safety and Beautification for New or Existing Parks
    1. Construct lighting for night-time use, or restrooms, landscaping, signs, or other enhancements to make the park appear welcoming and support longer hours of use.
  5. Preservation
    1. Through the LWCF, place outdoor open space land under new LWCF protection for public recreation.

We encourage all applicants to review the full 2021-2025 SCORP Report to learn more about outdoor recreation priorities in California!