Public Invited To Help City Of Burien Update Its Parks Master Plan


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The City of Burien announced Tuesday (April 19) that it is seeking public input in updating its Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan – to take the 21-question survey, Readers can go to www.burienwa.gov/ParksPlan or click on specific links below.

The plan update will guide the City in its management and development of park properties and recreation programs for the next six years. The process started with updating the inventory of the City’s parks, but will also include opportunities for public input, beginning with the Vision for Burien community forums currently taking place. (See www.burienwa.gov/vision4burien for details about the visioning forums). Other public meetings will take place over the next six months.

A Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan, also sometimes called the “PROS Plan,” is intended to provide guidance to the City in its management and development of park properties and recreation programs for the next six years. The last Plan was adopted in 2006 (see 2006 PROS Plan) and needs to be done again.

“The Plan enables the City to meet the requirements for park and recreation plans as set by the State of Washington Recreation & Conservation Office,” reads a statement on the city’s website. “Having a Plan that meets those requirements enables the city to be eligible for a variety of state and federal grants for acquisition and development of parks and recreational facilities.”

Updating the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan enables the City to meet the requirements for park and recreation plans as set by the State of Washington Recreation & Conservation Office. It also makes the City eligible for a variety of state and federal grants for acquisition and development of parks and recreational facilities. The document must also fulfill Growth Management Act planning requirements for Comprehensive Plan Elements as outlined by the Washington State Department of Commerce. A Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is developed based on existing conditions and proposed improvements for the various facilities and programs recommended.

Here are direct links to the Parks Plan survey:

When will the planning take place?
Beginning in April 2011, the Burien Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Dept. will be conducting this planning process. This starts with updating the inventory of the city’s parks, but will also include several opportunities for public input, beginning with the Vision for Burien Community Forums. Other meetings will also take place over the next six months.

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  1. Burien Parks says:

    Adults and youth who complete one of our surveys will be eligible for a prize of either a $100 gift certificate (for youth), or a $100 credit towards classes (for adults) offered through the Parks and Recreation Department. Complete your survey today!

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