Stroud Region Open Space and Recreation Commission

General Information
Description of AgencyThe Stroud Region Open Space and Recreation Commission works to preserve the environment and beauty of this region, by implementing the plans the citizens of the Stroud Region have adopted: The Stroud Regional Open Space and Recreaton Plan and the Brodhead, McMichael, and Pocono Creeks Greenways Plan.

The plans integrate numerous activities, needs, and community resources for the purpose of preserving our open space and recreational opportunities. These plans involve different neighborhoods, different community organizations, and mulitple municipal deparments along the Brodhead, McMichael, and Pocono Creeks.

Thought the neighborhoods, community organizations, municipal departments, and even tributaries may vary, the focus is the same.
MissionProvide the Stroud Regional Area with open space, park facilities, and recreational programs that will enrich the quality of life for residents and visitors alike, and preserve it for future generations.
HistoryThe commission was formed in April 2003 with the assistance of a peer study grant from the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and through an inter-municipal agreement between the Boroughs of Stroudsburg, East Stroudsburg, Stroud Township, East Stroudsburg Area School District, and the Stroudsburg Area School District. The Commission is funded based on a per capita contribution by the municipalities, with the school districts being involved on an "in-kind" basis. It consists of eight-members with two voting members from each municipality and one from each school district.

The Commission is dedicated to creating a regional open space and park system that will encompass a wide array of conservation and recreation efforts. To coordinate the efforts to sustain and operate a viable open space system, the commission is committed to developing a broad network of support among civic associations, parks and recreation departments, law enforcement departments, city and local planning departments, Chambers of Commerce, elected officials, business associations, and managers of parks and forests.
Contact Information
Contact's NameWilliam O'Brien
Contact's PositionRecreation Coordinator
Contact's Phone570-426-1512
Physical Site Address 1Day Street Community Center
Physical Site Address 215 Day Street
Physical Site City, State, ZipEast Stroudsburg, PA 18301
Main Phone570-426-1512
Affiliated Programs and Services
This Agency: Stroud Region Open Space and Recreation Commission
Affiliated Programs: Stroud Kids Summer Recreation Day Camp
Stroud Region Open Space and Recreation Commission Programs
Affiliated Services: Stroud Kids Summer Recreation Day Camp
Stroud Region Open Space and Recreation Commission Programs