Human Services staff, alongside the Human Services Commission, allocate funding to local agencies to provide services to meet basic needs for individuals and families. The Human Services team oversees the Kirkland Youth Council.
Parks Management is responsible for the care and maintenance of all Kirkland Parks. This team covers everything from preparing fields for little league games to forest restoration and the Green Kirkland Partnership.
Park Planning and Development is responsible for park master planning, facility design, land acquisition, capital projects, construction management, grant preparation, and long range strategic policy planning for Parks.
Recreation offers hundreds of fun sports and learning opportunities for people of all ages in the Kirkland community. Activities include athletic programs, special events, performing arts, fitness, dance, preschool activities, special interest, and youth activities. The Recreation team oversees the Kirkland Senior Council.
Special Events staff help event organizers put on successful events in the Kirkland community. They also coordinate and implement the Juanita Friday Market held each summer. Special Event permits are issued through Parks and Community Services and are required for fairs, festivals, concerts, performances, parades, and races/walks.