New survey invites residents to voice their Vision for Burien’s Parks

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A new survey gives residents another chance to help shape the future vision for Burien’s parks, recreation, and cultural services.

The Parks and Recreation Department has been holding public meetings and conducting surveys for a new Parks, Recreation and Open Space plan, otherwise known as a PROS Plan. Residents input will help guide the direction of Burien parks, recreation, and cultural services and facilities for the next six years.

About the PROS plan
Every six years, the City of Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services (PaRCS) department works with the community to update the existing PROS plan. Once adopted by the Burien City Council, the PROS plan helps guide the City’s management and development of park properties and recreation programs.

The PROS plan process is a grant funding eligibility requirement set by the State of Washington Recreation & Conservation Office. The PROS plan also helps the City fulfill the Growth Management Act planning requirements for Comprehensive Plan Elements as outlined by the Washington State Department of Commerce. It also helps the City be eligible for other state and federal grants for acquisition and development of parks and recreational facilities.
About the process

The PaRCS Department selected Beckwith Consulting Group to facilitate community engagement during the PROS planning process. Here are the steps in the PROS plan process:

  1. Identify existing conditions and inventory of Burien parks and facilities, as well as current service levels for parks and recreation.
  2. Gather public comments and feedback, and identify public expectations, priorities, and goals.
  3. Explore partnerships, solutions, and funding opportunities.
  4. Create an implementation strategy for the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board to review and consider for City Council adoption.
  5. Prepare recommendations by City staff and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board for City Council consideration and adoption in late 2017.

How to get involved
Learn more about the PROS plan and provide input by attending an upcoming Parks and Recreation Board meeting on November 15 or City Council meeting on November 20. Additionally, you can participate by completing the online survey at the link below.

To participate in the survey or find additional information about the PROS plan process and survey, check the City of Burien website at:

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