Parks, Public Lands, and Recreation Inventory and Opportunity Map Project launches in Indiana Uplands region
The Center for Rural Engagement, in collaboration with the Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands at Indiana University, will develop a comprehensive inventory and map of public, non-profit, and private conservation or recreation resources, recreation and visitor experience facilities, and recreation programs in the Indiana Uplands region.
The project will provide insights into how the Indiana Uplands region can enhance connections between recreation and park assets and elevate the profile of the region as a place for high-quality outdoor recreation opportunities.
During listening sessions, community leaders identified recreation and parks resources as a strength and source of pride as well as an area of interest for additional growth and improvement. The inventory will highlight the many resources available in the Indiana Uplands region, and the study will offer insights to the opportunities to improve resources for greater economic resiliency, health, and quality of life for Hoosiers.
This project will include Brown, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Greene, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Orange, Owen, and Washington counties.