Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (CORP)

Update (2/23/24): The Village held the required public hearing on the draft Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (CORP) on January 29, 2024. At its February 11, 2024 meeting, the Recreation Committee unanimously recommended that the Board adopt the final draft of the CORP as presented that evening with a few minor edits as discussed. On February 20, 2024, the Board adopted the CORP as presented.

CORP Public Hearing Notice

CORP (Adopted) (adopted 2/20/2024)
CORP Public Input Summary
CORP Public Comment Received
(Dec. 4, 2023 - Jan. 5, 2024)

Our parks and open spaces are vital to community health, providing recreational, social, and environmental benefits. To maintain a high-quality public park and trail system, our 2021 Comprehensive Plan recommended that the Village develop a plan to study our parks and open spaces, guide facilities improvements, and establish grant eligibility.

Shorewood Hills is now developing a Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan, or CORP, to guide parks and recreation improvements over the next five years. The CORP will contain an inventory of existing recreation facilities, an analysis of outdoor recreation needs, and a list of projects to help address any unmet needs. CORPs are a required application component for many DNR grant programs and must be updated every five years.

The Recreation Committee is leading the CORP planning process with support from the Parks Committee. The Village has contracted with Capital Area Regional Planning Commission (CARPC) to develop the plan.

How can I participate?

  1. Take the public survey.
    Park users weighed in on the CORP planning process through an online survey and interactive map available July through August 10.
  1. Review the draft plan.
    A draft of the 2024-2029 Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan is now available for public review and comment through Friday, January 5, 2024. The plan can be viewed online at:

    Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (CORP) - Adopted

    A printed copy of the plan can be viewed at the Shorewood Hills Village Hall, 810 Shorewood Blvd, Monday through Thursday between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, and Friday between 8:00 am and 12:00 pm.

    Pleas submit comments via email to Caitlin Shanahan with the Capital Area Regional Planning Commission at
  2. Attend the public informational meeting.
    A public informational meeting was held at Village Hall on December 14, 2023 to give Village residents an opportunity to review and comment on draft recommendations (see CORP Public Meeting Flyer).
  3. Attend the public hearing. 
    Public input on the draft plan will be used to create a final version. Before the Village Board adopts the final plan, a public hearing will be held at a special Recreation Committee meeting on Monday, January 29, 2024 at 7:00 pm (see Public Hearing Notice).
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