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Parks, Recreation & Open Space Plan

The 2018 City of Burien Parks, Recreation,
& Open Space Plan

Please join us and
 become a part of the future vision!


           YOUR COMMUNITY, YOUR VOICE        
The City of Burien wants to hear from you during
the 2018 PROS planning process. 

Your voice will help guide the direction of 
Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services, and facilities for 
the next six years.

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How To Get Involved
     Open House meetings
     Park Advisory Board meetings
     Planning Commission meetings
    Council meetings

   Contact PaRCS at
 206 988-3700
for questions

If you are one of the 1500 residents
 who received a postcard,
 please go to the link on the postcard
to complete the survey and enter the drawing.

complete the survey to be eligible
for the $150 drawing

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What is it?

A Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan is also sometimes called simply the PROS Plan. The purpose of the Plan is to provide guidance to the City in its management and development of park properties and recreation programs. This Plan is updated every 6 years; the last Plan was adopted in 2012.

Who Is Facilitating The Process?
The Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Service Department (PaRCS) has selected Beckwith Consulting Group to work with the community and the PaRCS department to collect information, feedback, and document results.
• The culmination of this process and its’ recommendations will be presented to the City of Burien Council by the Beckwith Consulting Group and the PaRCS Department.

Why Are We Doing This?
This is an excellent opportunity for community members to actively participate in planning and shaping the future of Burien’s parks, recreation programs and facilities. The results of these efforts will:
• Allow city staff and City Council to hear from Burien residents as they communicate their needs and desires in regards to our park, recreation and cultural services and facilities.
• Enable the City to meet the requirements for park and recreation plans as set by the State of Washington Recreation & Conservation Office (RCO).
• Provide eligibility for a variety of state and federal grants, for the purpose of acquisition and development of parks and recreational facilities.
• Fulfill the Growth Management Act planning requirements for Comprehensive Plan Elements as outlined by the Washington State Department of Commerce.

What Information Will Be Sought?
In partnership, the community and Beckwith Consulting Group will work with PaRCS to:
• Identify existing conditions and inventory of our parks and facilities, as well as our current service levels for parks and recreation.
• Identify public expectations, priorities, and goals.
• Explore partnerships, solutions, and funding opportunities.
• Create an Implementation Plan for the Park and Recreation Advisory Board to review and consider for Council adoption.
• Prepare recommendations by the Park Board for City of Burien Council adoption.

When Will This Begin?

The process will begin immediately for completion by January 2018.
• Three public Workshops / Open House events are currently scheduled for the public to actively participate in shaping Burien parks, recreational programs, buildings and facilities.

Workshops 6:30-8:00pm sharing the process with the community

              Workshop #1: (6/14 (Wednesday) Burien Community Center / Seahurst Room)

              Workshop #2 (7/18 (Tuesday) Burien Community Center / Seahurst Room)

              Workshop #3 (8/16 (Wednesday) Highline United Methodist Church, Burien)

Focus Groups meeting community groups and businesses throughout Burien
Neighborhood Celebrations  meeting the community neighbors

               Southern Heights Elementary field July 19th 6:30pm

               New Start High School field July 26th 6:30pm

               Manhattan School Playground park August 2nd 6:30pm

               Seahurst Beach park August 9th 6:30pm            

• Multiple surveys reaching out to those who are unable to attend a workshop or meeting. These surveys will be available on the website, at the workshops and meetings, and at PaRCS special events during the summer.


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