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Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan

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Parks, Recreation & Open Space Plan 2017-2023 [pdf]

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Serve the full spectrum of aging adult recreation needs - Develop a strategic plan by 2019 for meeting the aging adult recreation needs of Shoreline.

  5.  Support diverse communities - Participation in Shoreline sponsored special events reflects the diversity of the community.

  6. 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.

  7. Ensure adequate park land for future generations - Add five acres of new parkland by 2023 and 20 additional acres by 2030.

  8. 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 2023.

  9. 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.

  10. Secure sustainable funding - All programs, facilities and initiatives are funded with an appropriate mix of fund sources.

  11. Ensure administrative excellence - Attain certification from the Commission for the Accreditation of Parks and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).

Download the PDF of the Strategic Action Initiatives

Meeting Materials

January 7, 2017 Public Open House

November 15, 2016 Public Meeting

Help shape the future of Shoreline's aquatics and recreation programs

Download the Presentation

November 1, 2016 Public Meeting

Parks and Outdoor Recreation in Neighborhoods & Light Rail Station Subareas 

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 Meeting

Parks, Outdoor Recreation & Public Art in Neighborhoods & in Light Rail Station Subareas  

Additional Information

2016 Community Interest and Opinion Survey Report [PDF] 

Draft Light Rail Station Subareas Parks & Open Space Plan [PDF]

Aquatics and Community Center Feasibility Study [PDF]

August, 2016 Community Involvement Update [pdf]

July, 2016 Online Questionnaire Survey Results [pdf] 

Communication & Public Engagement Plan [PDF]

Neighborhood Outreach Presentation [pdf]  

The adoption of the update to Shoreline’s Plan for Parks, Recreation and Open Space will amend the Shoreline Comprehensive Plan’s Parks and Open Space Element and the Capital Facilities Element. For more information about the Shoreline Comprehensive Plan, please visit