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State Outdoor Recreation Survey Now Online

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages Marylanders to share their thoughts on State parks and lands through a quick and easy online survey.

The survey asks a variety of multiple choice and open ended questions that will help DNR determine which outdoor recreation facilities, programs and services do and do not meet the needs of the community. Areas include State parks, forests, wildlife areas and trails.  

Public input will help guide the update of the Maryland Land Preservation and Recreation Plan, which will serve as a roadmap for future State outdoor recreation facilities and services.

The Department has hired a nationally-known parks and recreation management consulting firm, GreenPlay, LLC, to oversee the Recreation Component of this planning process.

To take the online survey, visit

  • Sharon Stewart

    Discussion is underway to turn a lovely park into a school, when there are other options available for additional classrooms in better areas. Mays Chapel Park is surrounded by condos, an assisted living facility and a nursing home, as well as some townhouses. The majority of residents are seniors and the park is a wonderful open space for walking, watching sports games and meeting with other residents. I personally walk to, and around, the park almost every day. The residents are hoping a school will be built in another location and save the open space of Marys Chapel Park.

  • One of your survey questions asks in what regions you visit state park facilities, but it only allows the user to select a single region.

    • kking

      Thank you for letting us know! We are fixing that glitch now.

  • There’s always room for improvement, but the DNR does a wonderful job. I appreciate your time, effort, and commitment. Thank you!