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Status Update as of December 5, 2019 

On July 29, 2019 the Shoreline City Council voted to place Proposition 1 on the November 5, 2019 general election ballot. Prop. 1 would have funded the construction of a new aquatics, recreation and community center and made improvements in Brugger's Bog, Richmond Highlands, Hillwood and Hamlin (East) Parks. Park improvements would include such things as playgrounds, splash-pads, multi-sports courts, trails, and a fully accessible play area for people of all physical abilities.  (see Table 1 below)

With an approval vote of 54%, Shoreline Proposition 1 failed. Because Prop. 1 was a bond measure, it required a 60% approval rate to pass. 

Over the past several years, hundreds of Shoreline residents have contributed to numerous discussions about potential improvements to Shoreline's parks. Whether you voted to approve or reject the proposition, we want to thank Shoreline residents for taking the time to learn about the issues, provide input, and vote. As we work to identify a new path forward that will meet the needs of our growing community, we hope that those who supported and opposed the Proposition stay engaged and continue to contribute to the discussion.

The Shoreline City Council welcomes comments, questions and suggestions from the community. Contact them by:

MAIL
City of Shoreline
17500 Midvale Avenue N
Shoreline, WA 98133-4905

PHONE
(206) 801-2213

EMAIL
council@shorelinewa.gov

ONLINE
Electronic Contact Form

 

Table 1 - Potential Parks
 Park Name
 Concept Design (PDF) Estimated Cost (in millions) 



Brugger's Bog Park

19553 25th Avenue NE
Shoreline, WA 98133

Brugger's Bog Park web

 


$4.2



Richmond Highlands Park

16554 Fremont Ave N
Shoreline, WA 9813

 

$5.3



Hillwood Park

19001 3rd Avenue NW
Shoreline, WA 98177

 

 

$3.7



Briarcrest Community Park
(the portion of Hamlin Park bordering the
Briarcrest Neighborhood)
16006 15th Avenue NE
Shoreline, WA 98155




 

$4.7

Total

 

$17.9



 

Background

13 parks throughout Shoreline were evaluated for improvements based on recommendations of the 2017-2023 Parks, Recreation, & Open Space (PROS) Plan. Concept plans for 9 parks were presented for review and feedback during four public open houses and three online surveys. This feedback resulted in preferred concept designs for each of the 9 parks. Recognizing the improbability of funding all desired park improvements, the list was narrowed to four parks that represent different Shoreline neighborhoods, need improvement, and did not receive funding from the 2006 Park Bond.

Park Funding Advisory Committee

Appointed by the City Manager, the Committee met roughly every three weeks beginning in September 2018 and presented their final report to the City Manager in March 2019. Read the PFAC Final Report [PDF].  The purpose of this Committee was to explore funding options, prioritize park improvement projects, and make a recommendation to the City Manager.  Summary notes, presentations, and meeting materials from each meeting are at www.shorelinewa.gov/pfac.  

Park Concept Designs Meeting Materials

May 31, 2018 Open House

Preferred Concept Designs:

March 6 and 10, 2018 Open Houses

December 13, 2017 Open House

Parks, Recreation & Open Space (PROS) Plan

The PROS Plan assessed our citizen's needs and prioritized recreation programs, park maintenance and facility capital needs with the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Service (PRCS) Department's core mission and goals. It also includes a capital improvement project list. Visit the PROS Plan website for additional information.

The plan includes a list of important amenities that will need to be added to existing or new parks over the next six to twelve years in order to maintain the current level of service

  • an additional community garden
  • three multi-purpose/pickleball courts
  • two swing sets
  • thirteen outdoor pieces of art
  • three loop paths
  • an additional skate park
  • two adventure playgrounds
  • five basketball courts
  • three playgrounds
  • one adult exercise station
  • two picnic shelters
  • six miles of new trails
  • two spray parks

In addition to needed park amenities ...

the Plan also identified priority parks for improvements. The Plan did not develop plans or designs for these specific parks but generally noted possible improvement themes.

  • Richmond Highlands Recreation Center outdoor basketball court
  • Shoreview Park soccer field conversion from cinder to synthetic, off-leash area amenities, and other park enhancements
  • Briarcrest Neighborhood Park development at upper Hamlin Park adjacent to 25th Ave NE
  • Adventure Playground in Hamlin Park adjacent to NE 168th Street and 18th Ave NE
  • Bruggers Bog Park renovation
  • Hillwood Park Renovation
  • Park at Town Center Phase 1 development
  • James Keough Park renovation
  • Ridgecrest Park renovation
  • Westminster Park playground
  • Cedarbrook Park development ideas
  • Twin Ponds Trail development
  • Paramount Open Space trail development