Status Update as of July 30, 2019
On July 29, City Council approved placing Shoreline Proposition 1 (shorelinewa.gov/prop1) on the November 5 general election ballot. Approval of Proposition 1 will allow the City to construct a new aquatics, recreation, and community center. It will also allow the City to make improvements to four community parks. The City would issue up to $103,600,000 in general obligation bonds to be paid back through an increase in property taxes.
The new Shoreline Aquatics, Recreation, and Community Center (ShARCC) would replace the almost 50-year-old Shoreline Pool and the 70 plus year-old Spartan Recreation Center. It would also provide space for senior programming currently located at the Shoreline Center. (Download the concept design [PDF])
The ShARCC would be approximately 75,000 square feet and include:
- Community spaces for classes, rentals, and informal gatherings.
- 6,000 square feet of space prioritized for senior programming, including a commercial kitchen for meal services.
- A two-court gymnasium and indoor walking and jogging track.
- Exercise and weight rooms.
- An activity pool with play features, such as a lazy river and splash-pad.
- A separate eight-lane lap pool for recreational and competitive swimming and diving; swim lessons; and shallow and deep-water exercise classes. There will also be a fully accessible viewing area for approximately 500 spectators.
- A courtyard for casual community gatherings and play.
The four neighborhood parks that would be improved are: Brugger’s Bog, Hillwood, Richmond Highlands, and Briarcrest Community (Hamlin). 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.
The owner of a median valued home ($480,000) could expect an annual increase in their property tax of approximately $244, or $20 a month, over what they are currently paying.
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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:
- Brugger's Bog
- Briarcrest Park (east Hamlin)
- Hamlin Park North
- Richmond Highlands
- James Keough
- Westminster Triangle
March 6 and 10, 2018 Open Houses
- Park Concept Design Image Boards
- Survey Data
- Comment Boards
- Comment Cards
- Comments and Meeting Notes
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