Adopted Master Plan Available!

A copy of the Highlands County Parks and Recreation Master Plan that was adopted by the BOCC on July 21, 2015 is now available!

View the Highlands County Parks & Recreation Master Plan

Mission Statement

Highlands_County_Parks_&_Rec_Master_Plan_07-21-15“Highlands County will facilitate the management of facilities for a recreation system that includes parks, trails and other recreational opportunities that meet the needs of a growing community. The County shall continue to seek opportunities for a connected recreation system linking neighborhoods, trails and parks.”


The County-wide Open Space Parks and Recreation Master Plan is a detailed planning guide that is specifically focused on the future of parks and recreation in Highlands County.  The process of drafting the Plan examined the following areas:

  • Existing community resources
  • Parks, recreation and open space criteria
  • Needs concerning parks, recreation, greenways and conservation lands
  • County objectives with an action plan for implementation