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Formula 2040

Formula 2040: Functional Master Plan for Parks, Recreation and Open Space

This Functional Master Plan for Parks, Recreation and Open Space, called Formula 2040 repeals and replaces the previous functional master plan adopted in January 1982. This plan is the culmination of work that commenced in 2008 with a Needs Assessment project called Parks & Recreation: 2010 and Beyond. The “formula” in Formula 2040 is Parks + Recreation = Experience. The formula is a recognition that parks, recreation and leisure programming is a major component of the Department’s mission. This Plan establishes a framework that will assure the department can meet future parks and recreation programmatic and facility needs. Formula 2040 contains:

  1. A profile of where Prince George’s County and its parks, recreation and open space system are today;
  2. A description of demographic, recreation and leisure trends that will influence the future direction of parks and recreation in Prince George’s County;
  3. A strategic framework consisting of a vision, goals, objectives and policies to guide decision-making by county officials, boards and staff; and
  4. Specific strategies and action steps that will be taken to implement the plan.
Formula 2040 is built on a substantive foundation of community engagement and participation using a variety of methods, including surveys, public meetings and open houses, special interest focus groups, a staff outreach corps, and a speakers bureau.

2040 Plan Book
2040 Functional Master Plan
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Formula 2040: Functional Master Plan for Parks, Recreation and Open Space was adopted by the Prince George’s Planning Board by Resolution PGCPB No. 13-65 on June 25, 2013, and approved by the Prince George’s County Council sitting as the District Council by Resolution CR-63-2013 on July 2, 2013.  It was certified and adopted by The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission by Resolution M-NCPPC No. 13-23 on September 18, 2013.


PDF Certificate of Adoption and Approval Oct 2013
PDF Council Resolution
PDF Planning Board Resolution

2040 Plan Book
2040 Functional Master Plan
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