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Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Outdoor Recreation > Planning > Planning Introduction Planning Introduction

This site contains links to some of the most commonly requested information regarding planning for outdoor recreation in Indiana. To show or hide the information, click on the link.

IDNR Outdoor Recreation’s Community Planning Staff is now accepting electronic file master plan submissions. Any major electronic file format is acceptable, such as: PDF, Word, WordPerfect, etc. Electronic submissions for review may be submitted via e-mail attachment or by mailing a CD-ROM. The e-mail address to submit to is: The master plan submission due dates are still January 15th for a plan draft and April 15th for a final approved plan. Please verify that we successfully received your e-mail or CD once you send it.

Anytown, Indiana Example 5-Year Parks and Recreation Master Plan
2006 Indiana State Trails, Greenways and Bikeways Plan
2011-2015 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan
IDNR Accessible Playground Toolkit
IDNR Planning Guidelines for Five Year Parks and Recreation Master Plans
IDNR First Draft Submission Guidelines for Five Year Parks and Recreation Master Plans
IDNR Small Town Fill-In-The-Blank (FITB) 5-Year Parks and Recreation Master Plan
Indiana Facility Inventory Form
Relevant Documents
Forming a Park and Recreation Board
Inventory of the recreational trails in Indiana
New Northwest Indiana Lake Michigan public access data for park planners
Contact Information