Status as of May 17, 2019

On May 20, 2019 the City Council is expected to discuss whether to ask the voters to approve funding for a new Community and Aquatics Center and to consider whether that measure should include other park improvements..  After several years of community process and analysis the staff is recommending that Council direct staff to prepare legislation and other material necessary for placing a funding measure on the 2019 general election for $88,100,000 for acquisition of property and the construction of a Community and Aquatics Center at 17828 Midvale Ave N.  The Council is also being asked to consider whether to include priority park improvements, specifically at Brugger’s Bog, Richmond Highland, Hillwood and Briarcrest at Hamlin Park.  The full recommendation and options can be reviewed in the staff report at http://cosweb.ci.shoreline.wa.us/uploads/attachments/cck/council/staffreports/2019/staffreport052019-9a.pdf.

Comments can be made using the Online Comment Form at shorelinewa.gov/cac.

Background

13 parks throughout Shoreline were evaluated for improvements based on recommendations of the 2017-2023 Parks, Recreation, & Open Space (PROS) Plan. After receiving feedback from the community, multiple concept plans were developed for 8 parks (9 sites) which were reviewed during four open houses and three online surveys resulting in preferred concept designs for each park.

Preferred Park Concept Designs

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All Park Concept Designs (5MB PDF)

Park Concept Designs Meeting Materials

May 31 Open House

Preferred Concept Designs:

March 6 and 10 Open Houses

December 13, 2017 Open House

More Information

13 parks throughout Shoreline have been evaluated for improvements based on recommendations of the 2017-2023 Parks, Recreation, & Open Space (PROS) Plan. 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

After receiving feedback from the community, multiple concept plans were developed for 8 parks (9 sites) which were reviewed during four open houses and three online surveys resulting in preferred concept designs for each of the sites.

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