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Opportunities to Participate in Planning for the Future of Edmonds Parks and Recreation

A draft version of the 2022 Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan was made available for review on January 7, 2022. Since then, the City’s Planning Board has reviewed and considered the Plan during numerous public meetings including two Public Hearings. In addition, considerable public comment was submitted to the City, taken into consideration by the Planning Board and staff and incorporated into the latest version of the PROS Plan, which is available in the link below.

A table summarizing the incorporated revisions is available HERE which shows the notable changes from the January version.  

Click HERE for the latest PROS Plan document.

Public suggestions to be shared with the Council can be made several ways including: 

  1. Email comments to: [email protected]
  2. Attend and provide comments during the upcoming City Council Public Hearing when the PROS Plan is on the agenda (see schedule below). 

UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES

Click HERE for details about the following meetings and the related materials when available.  

City Council Meetings (tentatively scheduled for the following dates):

  • March 15, 2022 - 2022 PROS Plan Public Hearing
  • March 22, 2022 - 2022 PROS Plan Approval Consideration

COMPLETED OPPORTUNITIES

City Council Parks & Public Works Committee - March 8, 2022 

During the Council Committee meeting the 2022 PROS Plan Capital Program was presented for Committee review and recommendations for possible revisions to the Capital List within the PROS Plan. 

Planning Board Meeting #6 – February 23, 2022

The  2022 PROS Draft Document Public Hearing was held by the Planning Board. Due to a technical issue during the January 26th Public Hearing, this meeting was repeated one month later. 

Planning Board Meeting #5 – February 9, 2022

 2022 PROS Draft Recommendation to Council was discussed by the Planning Board. This included review and discussion of the suggested revisions to the draft plan to be included in Board’s recommendation to the City Council in March. 

Planning Board Meeting #4 - January 26, 2022 

 2022 PROS Draft Document Public Hearing. Due to technology error, this meeting was not formally recorded, therefore is not valid. The Public Hearing is rescheduled for February 23, 2022

Planning Board Meeting #3 - January 12, 2022

2022 PROS Draft Document presentation and discussion. Click here to access meeting minutes and presentation materials

Planning Board Meeting #2 - November 10, 2021

On November 10, 2021 during a regular Planning Board Meeting, the project consultant Steve Duh of Conservation Technix, presented preliminary results of public input from the various community engagement opportunities including mailed and online surveys, community meetings, stakeholder meetings, Uptown Market booth and general direct comments.

Presentation - click here to access the presentation given during the Planning Board Meeting 

Meeting Minutes - click here to access the minutes from the Planning Board Meeting (meeting minutes not available as of 1/6/2022)

Watch Video - click here to access the video recording of the Planning Board Meeting

 

Virtual Community Meeting #2 - October 16, 2021

A second Virtual Online Community Meeting was held through Zoom the afternoon of Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 1:00 – 2:00pm. The presentation began with a short project update and shared preliminary results of what been learned from input of park users, program participants, and Edmonds’ residents. The meeting attendees were asked for additional community input to inform and begin to establish priorities in Edmonds parks and recreation programs. The program was offered in four languages; Chinese, English, Korean and Spanish.

The following are materials available from the meeting including the presentation, the meeting notes as well as the video.

Presentation - click here to access the presentation  given during the Virtual Community Meeting #2

Meeting Notes - click here to access the notes from the Virtual Community Meeting #2

Watch Video - click here to watch the video recording of the Virtual Community Meeting #2

Virtual Community Meeting #1 - July 22, 2021 at 6:30 pm
A Virtual Online Community Meeting was held through Zoom the evening of Thursday, July 22nd including a short presentation on what is a PROS Plan, project timeline, Edmonds park system overview, live polling questions, preliminary community survey highlights, a question and answer period and project next steps. The following are materials from the meeting including the presentation, the meeting notes as well as the video.

PowerPoint Presentation - click here to access the presentation given during the Virtual Community Meeting

Meeting Notes - click here to access  the notes from the Virtual Community Meeting#1

Watch Video - click here to watch the video recording of the Virtual Community Meeting #1

 

Planning Board Meeting #1 - May 26, 2021

On May, 2021 the Planning Board Meeting was given a short presentation on the overview of a PROS Plan, the scheduled project timeline. The Board was also asked for their vision of the Edmonds Park system as well as what they perceived as challenges, opportunities and ideas for the community’s parks, trails and programs.

Presentation - click here to access the presentation given during the Planning Board Meeting 

Meeting Minutes - click here to access the approved minutes from the Planning Board Meeting

Watch Video - click here to access the video recording of the Planning Board Meeting


Uptown Market – Thursday, August 12, 2021 – 4:00pm – 8:00pm 

A booth with display boards and materials and department staff were available for the duration of the Uptown Market. Residents were able to vote on their parks and recreation priorities and ask questions of city staff. 

 

Background on the Planning for the Future of Edmonds Parks & Recreation Services
The city has started to update its Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan, which was previously adopted in 2016. The new citywide Plan will establish a road map for providing high quality, community-driven parks, recreation programs, waterfront and natural areas for the Edmonds community. 

As demand for recreation services and parks grows and changes, the City needs to plan for the future of its parks, programs and open spaces. Every six years, the City develops an updated PROS Plan as the city’s blueprint for park improvements and recreation programming, and it will keep the city eligible for state and federal grants.  

Citizen input is crucial to make sure recreational goals and priorities are consistent with community needs and interests. There will be several, COVID-sensitive opportunities for the community to participate, including community surveys, virtual public meetings and in-person activities, such as displays at the Farmers Market and other community events. This process will give us an excellent opportunity to identify ways to better serve Edmonds’ recreational needs over the coming 6 to 10 years. 

The review and Council approval of the updated, draft PROS Plan is anticipated by the end of February, 2022.

Additional Planning Documents

For questions or more information about the citywide Park, Recreation & Open Space Plan, please contact Angie Feser, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Director, at [email protected] or 425-771-0230.