Play Day attendees have some parachute fun at Rhododendron Park in Kenmore. Reporter file photo

Play Day attendees have some parachute fun at Rhododendron Park in Kenmore. Reporter file photo

Kenmore mails parks and recreation surveys to some homes

The last Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan was adopted in 2013 and it is typically updated every five to six years.

  • Friday, January 25, 2019 1:00pm
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The city of Kenmore will be updating its Parks, Recreation, and Open Space (PROS) Plan in 2019.

To prepare for this, a survey has just been mailed to many Kenmore homes. The city is asking residents who have received one to complete the survey.

“We need you to tell us what your recreation, leisure, and park needs are,” a city press release states.

This first mailed survey is part of a statistically valid survey process and is mailed to a random sampling of residences throughout all areas of the city, according to the release. For those who did not receive a survey, there will still be more opportunities to provide input. There will be more surveys throughout the year, a series of city meetings, and a public open house in the fall.

A part of the city’s Comprehensive Plan, the PROS Plan is a long-range planning document that represents the community’s vision for the future of parks and recreation facilities. The last PROS Plan was adopted in 2013 and it is typically updated every five to six years.

The PROS Plan is always shaped with significant public input and for this update, the city also benefits from the recent 2016 Imagine Kenmore effort, the release states. A community engagement effort, Imagine Kenmore provided the city with a lot of information about resident priorities, how they want to recreate and how they want to connect more through expanded parks, safe trails and more waterfront access. This recent community input and public engagement throughout this year will help inform and shape Kenmore’s next PROS Plan.

To learn more and follow the plan update, visit tinyurl.com/yaty5d6y.

For questions and more information contact Maureen Colaizzi, parks project manager, at mcolaizzi@kenmorewa.gov or 425-398-8900.

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