Status as of April 17, 2018

Preferred Concept Designs Open House

May 31, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Shoreline City Hall
17500 Midvale Ave N

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The City of Shoreline evaluated opportunities for improvements in 13 parks throughout the city based on recommendations of the 2017 PROS plan. After receiving feedback from the community, multiple concept plans were developed for 8 select parks which were reviewed during previous open houses and online surveys. The city is now reaching out to the community to gather feedback on the preferred concept designs that will be displayed at this Open House and online. The concept designs will reflect community input, assist in defining the future of these parks, and guide funding opportunities.

The 8 Parks (9 Sites) Under Review:

An online comment form and park design images will be posted on this site from mid-May through June.

Park Concept Designs Primary Objectives 

  • Engage neighborhood residents in developing concept plans for their local parks;
  • Build on Shoreline’s recently adopted 2017-2023 Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan;
  • Result in a set of concept designs for specific parks that provide guidance the community and to staff for developing implementation plans; and,
  • Provide rough order-of-magnitude cost estimates for making improvements to each park based on the concept plans.

Background

After the adoption of the Parks, Recreation & Open Space (PROS) Plan in 2017, the Shoreline Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services department evaluated 13 parks in consideration of future improvements. An open house was held on December 13, 2017 to gather input on initial park concept designs for the 13 parks listed below.

  • Ballinger Open Space
  • Brugger's Bog Park
  • Cedarbrook School Site
  • Hamlin Park
  • Hillwood Park
  • James Keough Park
  • Paramount Open Space
  • Park at Town Center
  • Richmond Highlands Park
  • Ridgecrest Park
  • Shoreview Park
  • Twin Ponds Park
  • Westminster Triangle Park

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