Project Goals & Updates
Formula 2040: Functional Master Plan for Parks, Recreation and Open Space uses an innovative approach to chart the course for parks and recreation in Prince George’s County. Our last master plan was completed over 30 years ago and focused solely on facilities. Formula 2040: Master Plan for Parks, Recreation and Open Space is based upon the concept that Parks + Recreation = Experience and, that our mission is to determine the combination of land, facilities and programs to provide experiences for future Prince Georgians. A variety of public outreach tools were used to achieve broad agreement on plan recommendations.
Formula 2040 will be a component of the Prince George’s County General Plan. (See more here) This gives Formula 2040 an elevated status. Upon adoption, the plan will give notice to the development community about proposals and policies for parkland acquisition, development of recreation facilities and provision of service infrastructure to support a first class park and recreation system. The General Plan is currently being updated by the County Planning Department.
Formula 2040: Functional Master Plan for Parks, Recreation and Open Space builds on the foundation of Parks & Recreation: 2010 and Beyond, a comprehensive needs assessment completed in 2010 and two years of staff work on implementation of recommendations from 2010 and Beyond. Departmental work products that were the foundation for the plan include:
Formula 2040—Master Plan for Parks, Recreation and Open Space Goals:
Formula 2040—Master Plan for Parks, Recreation and Open Space Objectives:
Formula 2040: Functional Master Plan for Parks, Recreation and Open Space was authorized by the Prince George’s County Council November 1, 2011. Copies of the draft plan have been distributed to all municipalities and are avialable at public libraries and at M-NCPPC community centers. The plan is avialable online at www.pgparks.com/Formula2040
A joint public hearing with the County Council and Planning Board is scheduled for April, 9 2013. It is anticipated that the final plan will be adopted by the County Council early in 2014.
The April 9, 2013 Joint Public Hearing will be held at 7:00 pm, Council Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro MD, 20772. Comments must be addresed in writing to the Clerk of the County Council, 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro MD, 20772.