February 12, 2021
The Fort Stevenson State Park 2021 Master Plan is officially underway, and the North Dakota State Parks & Recreation Department wants to know where your favorite spots are in the park. We developed a geo-survey so you can help us find the "Heart of the Park!"
You can fill out the geo-survey below OR by copying and pasting this link (https://arcg.is/1O1P1X) into your favorite browser.
This is the first of many opportunities for you to provide us with feedback and your thoughts about your vision for the park.
The North Dakota Parks & Recreation Department has begun the master planning process for Fort Stevenson State Park. The original plan, adopted in 1982, set forth the strategies, goals and vision for the park for the following (almost) four decades. Much of the original master plan's vision has been successfully implemented, but much has changed in the 40 years since the original park master plan.
Public need, the regional market and the recreation industry have significantly changed since the initial master plan. This master planning process takes a deep look at where the park currently is and identifies what the desired future looks like. Goals will be identified to shift the current reality towards that desired vision with the resources available. The planning outcomes will provide the Department with a strategic framework for enhancing the state park through best management practices, funding options, programmatic trends that support creative opportunities within the park, and responsive design.
The Department continuously endeavors to be stewards of the State’s natural resources while offering a diversity of enriching recreation opportunities that connects all generations of North Dakotans to places throughout the state. The master plan is the visionary, tangible tool used by our agency and park managers to help us responsibly meet this charge.
The planning process aims to attract broad public input from the state’s citizens and visitors to develop the desired future vision of the park. Opportunities for community engagement will include an online-based survey and a community workshop/open house.