Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan

Every six years, the City of Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services (PaRCS) department works with the community to update the existing Parks, Recreation and Open Space (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.

The City conducts extensive community engagement in the development of the PROS Plan.

2018 PROS Plan

Thank you to everyone who participated in the surveys, meetings, and
neighborhood celebrations over a period of six months. Your commitment and feedback helped to guide the recommendations for the 2018 Parks Recreation and Open Space Plan, adopted by Council on December 04, 2017.

2018 Parks, Recreation & Open Space Plan


Filing of the 2018 PROS Plan with the State of Washington occurred in January, 2018.

2012 Parks, Recreation & Open Space Plan

On February 27, 2012, the Burien City Council approved Resolution 328 adopting the 2012 PROS Plan. The various sections of the final document are available for download below: