Workshops will be led by GreenPlay, a nationally renowned parks and recreation consulting firm, and involve small group discussions. The purpose of the workshops is for City Staff to collect the community's input on the degree to which each of its parks, recreation programs, and community services benefits the community. Participants in the workshops will examine the various programs and services provided by the Parks and Community Services Department and will provide input on the community benefit verses individual benefit of each program. City staff will use this input to help develop a resource allocation and cost recovery philosophy to present to the City Council later this summer.
"We already know our community loves our parks, recreation programs and facilities," said Councilmember Jon Pascal, chair of the Public Works, Parks and Human Services Committee. "But now we get to dig deeper into the real value residents put on individual aspects of what we offer as a City. The input we gather will guide the future of Kirkland and the way we improve the quality of life in our community for generations to come."
Register for one of the four 90 minute workshops, which will offer refreshments and prizes at each meeting.
Space is limited, please RSVP by registering for a workshop online, or by phone.
Staff will accommodate as many interested residents as possible, additional workshops will be added as needed.