The 2017 – 2023 Parks Comprehensive Plan is being developed in accordance with planning guidelines from the State’s Recreation and Conservation Board and the Growth Management Act (GMA). It serves as a guide for capital investments in property, facilities and programs for the planning period 2017 – 2018. The Parks Comprehensive Plan represents an effort to address maintenance, functionality, safety, aesthetics, and service standards for existing parks. Through its goals, the plan also addresses acquisition standards for future parks and provides a look at a plan for continued development of our park system and open spaces. It provides a prioritized list of park and recreation projects and should be used as a guide when developing citywide policy and documents affecting parks and recreation.

The Parks Comprehensive Plan Capital Element is reviewed annually for updates and revisions.