2024 Parks and Open Space Plan

Updated: November 10, 2022

Every six years, Seattle Parks and Recreation updates it’s Parks and Open Space Plan to maintain the City’s eligibility for state grants that will help realize outdoor recreation development and open space acquisition projects. The plan serves as an opportunity for Seattle Parks and Recreation to algin it’s acquisition and capital development program with the department’s strategic priorities. Our intention is that this plan will build off of the engagement and strategic planning that Seattle Parks and Recreation has been engaged in since 2019.

Participate

If you have a moment, please fill out a short survey to help guide the direction of the 2024 Parks and Open Space Plan: https://seattle.surveymonkey.com/r/2WK9WHW. You can also come meet us! We will be participating in the One Seattle Comprehensive Plan meeting series from Monday November 14th through Tuesday, January 10th. The dates and locations of these meetings are listed below:

  • Monday, November 14: 
    New Holly Gathering Hall
    7054 32nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
    6:00-8:00 p.m.
    Light Rail: 1 Line
    Metro Bus: 36
  • Thursday, December 1:
    Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
    104 17th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144
    6:00-8:00 p.m.
    Metro Bus: 8 and 27
  • Thursday, December 8:
    South Seattle College, Brockey Center
    6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106
    6:00-8:00 p.m.
    Metro Bus: 125 and 128
  • Monday, December 12:
    Loyal Heights Community Center
    2101 NW 77th St, Seattle, WA 98117
    6:00-8:00 p.m.
    Metro Bus: D Line and 40
  • Tuesday, January 10:
    Meadowbrook Community Center
    10517 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125
    6:00-8:00 p.m.
    Metro Bus: 65

Translated materials will be provided.

This Plan Will

• Include goals, policies and actions aligned with Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan for Seattle Parks and Recreation to continue to meet open space and recreation demand on an equitable basis.

• Allow Seattle Parks and Recreation to compete for State grants and funding opportunities.

• Examine Seattle’s demographic and recreation trends.

• Provide an inventory and overview of Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities.

• Recommend capital projects such as play area renovations, new park facilities and other par and recreation infrastructure to achieve identified goals and policies.

What We Know Now

• Seattle’s population has grown by 25% since 2010.

• There is more demand on our parks and recreation system than ever.

• Delivery of excellent service requires a strong, diverse workforce connected to our mission and engaged in decision-making, effective organizational supports, and adequate resources and capacity.

• Consistently adopting advances in technology and process improvements enhances our organizational performance.

• Transparency and accountability are fundamental principles for good governance and community trust.

• Seattle Parks and Recreation has an important role to play in crafting city-wide solutions to affordability and livability challenges which starts with clear commitments to historically underserved communities.

Schedule

Preliminary engagement: November 2022 - January 2023
Targeted engagement, analysis and drafting: February 2023 - October 2023
Adopt final draft: November 2023 - February 2024