Seattle Park District
On August 5, 2014, Seattle voters approved the Seattle Park District, a metropolitan park district authorized by Chapter 35.61 of the Revised Code of Washington. The Seattle Park District has the same boundaries as the City of Seattle and the Seattle City Council members serve as the Park District's Governing Board. Property taxes collected by the Seattle Park District will provide funding for City parks and recreation including maintaining parklands and facilities, operating community centers and recreation programs, and developing new neighborhood parks on previously acquired sites.
The Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation will provide services on behalf of the Seattle Park District under an interlocal agreement between the City and District. More information about Park District services can be found in Ordinance 124468, which authorized the interlocal agreement.