Kirkland City Council Adopts Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan
Published on September 21, 2022
Communications Program Manager
KIRKLAND, Wash. – The Kirkland City Council adopted the 2022 Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan at its regular City Council meeting last night, September 20, 2022. The Plan is a six-year guide and strategic plan for managing and enhancing park and recreation services.
“Our new Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Plan sets a path forward for providing high quality, community-driven parks, trails, open spaces, and recreational opportunities,” said Councilmember Jon Pascal. “We’re excited to realize the vision for our park and recreation system that’s laid out in this plan.”
This 2022 version is a comprehensive update to the 2015 PROS Plan. It identifies numerous goals and objectives informed by the feedback from more than 4,000 Kirkland community members who took part in focus groups, interviews, community conversations and survey opportunities. The 2022 PROS Plan’s goals and objectives, together with the City's capital improvement plan, outlines a path for the City’s continued investment in maintaining, sustaining, and enhancing Kirkland’s parks, recreation, and open spaces.
“We were thrilled to hear from so many members of the Kirkland community during the process of updating this Plan,” said Parks and Community Services Director Lynn Zwaagstra. “We look forward to delivering on the goals and objectives in PROS Plan.”
Download the 2022 Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan at www.kirklandwa.gov/PlayItForward.
Based on the community wants and needs expressed throughout the 2022 PROS Plan community engagement process, the City Council decided to explore potential comprehensive Parks ballot measure options to be placed before Kirkland voters in 2023. This potential ballot measure(s) would be for the purpose of maintaining and expanding natural areas, open spaces, aquatic and recreational facilities, and program opportunities that enhance the health and wellbeing of the community to further the goals of abundant parks, open spaces, and recreational services.
Learn more about the Parks Ballot Initiative at www.kirklandwa.gov/Parks2023ballot.