Prince George’s County Trails Master Plan
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. EST
Upper Marlboro, MD, United States
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County residents have recognized the benefits of recreation and parks as essential to their health and quality of life. Surveys conducted during the development of the Department of Parks and Recreation's Formula 2040: Functional Master Plan for Parks, Recreation & Open Space found that trails for walking, biking, and hiking were the most important recreation facility among county residents. As such, the recently adopted and approved, Formula 2040 recommended the completion of 400 miles of hard and soft surface trails in the county by 2040.
To implement this ambitious goal, the Department of Parks and Recreation is in the process of developing the Trails Master Plan for Prince George’s County to guide development of the trail network. The plan will recommend a trail network and identify trail construction priorities that best meet the goals of improving the health of county residents; connecting residents to recreation facilities, jobs, and transit; and enhancing county’s economic development.
In developing priorities, the plan also factors in the costs and human resources needed to construct and maintain the trail network into the future.
Educational objectives for the session include:
· Understanding the planning process used to develop the trail network and priorities;
· Learning about the cost/benefit analysis for expanding and maintaining a multi-mile trail network
· Developing metrics to measure progress of construction and maintenance
· Understanding the components needed for successful implementation and operation of a trail