The city-owned Jaycee Park on Old County Road could be the site for an outdoor adventure center by the end of 2013 that is aimed at people from all around New England.

A local group that has developed this plan for more than a year is scheduled to meet with the Rockland City Council on Monday evening, May 2 to formally unveil the project.

The group — the Rockland Outdoor Adventure Park — notes that the project will include activities for all people.

“While there are aspects of ROAP at other facilities in the state and throughout New England, there is no other park similar to ROAP in New England,” according to the executive summary provided to the city. “Our strategy is to build a facility that will attract not only local residents but people from around New England. Rockland is currently one of the hottest spots for tourism in Maine. ROAP will increase the popularity of Rockland by adding a new demographic of tourist. That is, the family with young kids who do not want to visit monuments and art galleries.”

Rockland Recreation Director Rene Dorr stated his support for the project in a letter to the city manager.

“This Complex is a large undertaking but when completed it will offer our community a great resource,” Dorr said. “This is a good thing for the families of this community and also for the local businesses. Having large numbers of people come to the area to enjoy a complex such as this would help restaurants, hotels and local shops. It would also add a selling point for people that are considering moving to the area.”

The estimated cost for the project is nearly $4 million but ROAP notes in the information provided to the city that the taxpayers of Rockland will not have to pay for the complex. Fundraising is planned and the center would be self-sustaining through program and rental fees.

The management would be under the city after construction, according to the information provided to the city.

The complex will focus on cycling and other new adventure sports but also include trails for walkers, bicyclists or people with strollers.

The city owns 16 acres at the 435 Old County Road site that is both Jaycee Park and Kenniston Field.

The board of directors for Rockland Outdoor Adventure Park includes Chris Christie, the owner of Bikesenjava and Snowenjava; local chiropractor Dr. Blaine Curtis; Sarah Chadwick Rogers who is co-owner of the art studio for children called Splatter Kids; Amie Hutchison from Broadreach Family and Community Services; veteran banker Eric Belley; John Anders; Josh Gamage; and Pat O’Brien.

The council meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. at city hall. In addition on Monday evening, the council will hear a presentation from Central Maine Power on the installation of its smart meters.