Seattle Parks and Recreation
Parks Legacy Plan
Susan Golub: (206) 684-7046
Susanne Rockwell: (206) 733-9702
The Seattle City Council has passed, and the Mayor signed, an ordinance placing a "Seattle Park District" measure before the voters of the City of Seattle on the August 5, 2014 ballot.
Ordinance relating to creation of the Seattle Parks District for submission to the voters of Seattle.
Ordinance relating to an interlocal agreement with the Seattle Park District, if formation of the district is approved by the voters within the City.
FAQ about the proposed Seattle Park District.
Summary of Parks initiatives contained in City Council proposal.
Details on each initiative included in the proposed Seattle Park District’s six-year spending plan.
Major maintenance projects from Parks Asset Management Plan; plus land-banked sites.
If you don’t see a certain project on the map, it might be part of one of the 30 ongoing major maintenance programs that address smaller-scale projects throughout the city.
What is the Parks Legacy Plan?
Seattle Parks and Recreation is embarking on a planning process to develop a strategic direction for the future. Questions to be addressed include:
- Are our resources deployed in the most effective manner?
- What is the public view of our park system?
- What are the basic services Parks provides?
The first phase of the plan is the development of shared Vision, Mission and Values statements.
The second phase of the plan is a programmatic review, telling the story of Parks and Recreation:
- What we do
- Who we serve
- How we are funded
An analysis on national, regional and local recreation trends has been completed, along with a citywide survey which gathered information on how our park system is used, frequency of use and park users’ concerns.
Phase three will be a look to the future that provides a framework for a sustainable parks and recreation system.
In 2009, Parks and Recreation concluded a strategic planning process with the publication of the Strategic Action Plan, a five-year ‘to do’ list which provided direction for stewardship of the park system. Many of the Strategic Action Plan tasks have been accomplished, while others have been delayed due to the economic recession. Five working teams continue to work on implementation. The Parks Legacy Plan will be an update of the 2009 Plan, with a focus on data collection and analysis. The 2009 plan is available here.
Funding for the project comes from Parks’ operating budget.
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July 1, 2014