Hyde County to update parks and recreation master plan

Published 7:24 pm Wednesday, August 29, 2018

To help meet the current needs of the community, Hyde County is seeking citizen input for possible updates or amendments to the Hyde County Parks and Recreation Master Plan.
The county government will hold a public comment session on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at the Board of Commissioners meeting. The meeting will be held at the Hyde County Government Center and Ocracoke Community Center starting at 6 p.m.
In 2014, the Hyde County Office of Planning and Economic Development completed the Hyde County Parks and Recreation Master Plan. Nine months of meetings, research, public workshops, and community surveys were conducted to gather input from the community. The Hyde County Board of Commissioners officially adopted the plan on Monday, July 7, 2014.
Long-range plans are excellent comprehensive tools for guiding community development. The updated plan is complete with an existing asset summary, state recreation guidelines, community identified needs, and potential grant funding sources.
Results from Ocracoke and mainland Hyde are clearly separated, and countywide trends are also identified. While Hyde County staff will use the master plan extensively to identify future projects, residents are also encouraged to utilize the plan.
A copy of the 2014 Hyde County Parks and Recreation Master Plan is available online at www.hydecountync.gov/departments/docs/Final_P_R_Plan_7_2014.pdf.