Dorchester County offers many different types of parks throughout our community.
The smallest park classification used to address limited or isolated recreational needs. In residential areas they serve as vest-pocket parks and tot lots. They also address unique recreational needs by being located in commercial areas, public areas, and scenic spots.
The recreational and social focus of a neighborhood. These parks are developed for both passive and active activities, accommodating a wide variety of age groups within the service area.
Larger and broader in purpose than neighborhood parks, their focus is on meeting the recreational needs of several neighborhoods or larger sections of the community, as well as preserving unique landscapes, open spaces, and natural resources.
The portion of local public schools, or other local public educational facilities, that are available for general public recreation under program open space joint use, or similar agreements. They often serve the same function as neighborhood or community parks.
Parks designated to serve the needs of multiple communities. Like the community park, the focus is on recreation as well as preserving unique landscapes, open spaces, and natural resources.