The County and the municipalities of Waynesville, Canton, Clyde and Maggie Valley joined together to fund and develop a joint Comprehensive Parks and Recreation Master Plan for Haywood County. The creation of this master plan was indeed a bold and forward thinking step that most communities do not take. Too many times municipalities within a county and the county itself plan separately for the provision of recreation facilities in an entire county. The approach taken by this study will result in the streamlined provision of recreation facilities and services to residents across the county by avoiding duplication and reducing costs. The Plan was completed and adopted by the Board of Commissioners in 2007.