On July 31, 2017 the Shoreline City Council unanimously adopted the 2017-2023 Parks, Recreation & Open Space Plan. Eleven Strategic Action Initiatives emerged from the public planning process as the goals and objectives that will guide Park, Recreation & Cultural Services for the next 6 - 20 years. The City Council and staff are now considering ways to make these Strategic Action Initiatives a reality. Information about PROS Plan implementation projects is available on the Park Concept Designs page.
Strategic Action Initiatives
- Build a community/aquatics center - Place a proposal for a new community/aquatics center
before the voters by 2020. Open a new facility in 2022.
- Expand opportunities to connect with nature - Integrate nature-based programming into new and
existing recreation offerings so that at least 35% of
program offerings include a nature-based component.
- Expand recreation facility opportunities - Provide at least 1 community garden, 2 basketball
courts, 2 multi-purpose/Pickleball courts, 1 playground,
1 swing set, 1 paved loop path, 1 spray park, and 1
adventure playground by 2023.
- Serve the full spectrum of aging adult recreation needs - Develop a strategic plan by 2019 for meeting the aging
adult recreation needs of Shoreline.
- Support diverse communities - Participation in Shoreline sponsored special events
reflects the diversity of the community.
- Enhance placemaking through public art - Install at least one permanent, significant piece of art by
2019, three permanent smaller pieces of public art by
2023 and provide temporary graphic or performing arts
annually in Shoreline neighborhoods.
- Ensure adequate park land for future generations - Add five acres of new parkland by 2023 and 20 additional
acres by 2030.
- Maintain, enhance, and protect the urban forest - Restore 10 acres of degraded forest land by 2023 and
/ or convert appropriate parkland into natural areas by
- Enhance walkability in and around parks - Create 2 miles of new nature trails within parks and 2 miles of enhanced pedestrian access to parks by 2023.
- Secure sustainable funding - All programs, facilities and initiatives are funded with
an appropriate mix of fund sources.
- Ensure administrative excellence - Attain certification from the Commission for the Accreditation of Parks and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).
January 7, 2017 Public Open House
- Draft Strategic Action Initiatives (PDF)(Full text)
- Draft Strategic Action Initiatives (PDF)(Summary)
- Light Rail Subarea Park and Open Space Draft Opportunities (PDF)(corresponds to Initiative 5)
- Light Rail Subarea Park and Open Space Draft Opportunities Map (PDF)(corresponds to Initiative 5)
- Draft Public Art Plan Summary (PDF)
November 15, 2016 Public MeetingHelp shape the future of Shoreline's aquatics and recreation programs
November 1, 2016 Public MeetingParks and Outdoor Recreation in Neighborhoods & Light Rail Station Subareas
- Light Rail Station Subarea Parks & Open Space Draft Plan Recommendations
- CIP Rating Tool Draft Criteria
- Securing the Foundation, Shaping the Future
October 27, 2016 Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Board Meeting
The Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services/Tree Board reviewed the draft Capital Improvement Project list based on public input received so far.
September 20, 2016 Public MeetingParks, Outdoor Recreation & Public Art in Neighborhoods & in Light Rail Station Subareas
August, 2016 Community Involvement Update [pdf]
July, 2016 Online Questionnaire Survey Results [pdf]