Parks and Open Space Update
What is a Parks and Open Space Plan?
It sets a vision and specific implementation steps needed for the future development of existing park facilities, development of recreational facilities and acquisition of new park and open space land city-wide.
Why are we doing this?
The Parks and Open Space Plan was last updated in 2008 and is due to be updated. The Parks and Open Space Plan is certified by the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO); the RCO and the Recreation and Conservation Funding Board (RCFB) are responsible for administering state grant programs which fund, among other many other things, park and recreation improvements at the local level.
How long is this process?
In order to remain eligible for grants available through RCO, the city must update its Plan and submit it to RCO by March 2014. RCO plan certification last for a period of six (6) years.
What does this mean to me?
This update is your opportunity to help set the vision for your community and neighborhood park and open space system for the next six (6) years!
We hope you will remain involved throughout this 6-8 month process.
When does the process start?
The Parks and Senior Advisory Board – who is overseeing the update and will be making a final recommendation to the City Council on its adoption – will be holding an Open House on July 25, 2013 to introduce the Park and Open Space Plan update to the community and gather feedback on the Plan.
You can continue to be involved by taking the Parks and Open Space Community Survey by using this link through the end of November. You can also stay informed by emailing PuyallupParksUpdate@ci.puyallup.wa.us to become a part of the update email list; you will receive notifications of upcoming Parks Advisory Board meetings, outreach schedule and other exciting news related to the update process. ecreation Center and Sports Complex.