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2024 Parks, Recreation, and Open Space (PROS) Plan

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Parks and Recreation

Management Analyst

Janie Walzer
(425) 295 0640

Open House September 6th

Stop by City Hall between 5 - 7 pm to provide input on the Plan's progress. 

Be a part of the discussion about the future of parks in Sammamish!

You’re invited to attend our open house to learn about the progress on the PROS Plan, and to help prioritize potential projects and the future direction for parks in Sammamish! Drop in any time to talk with project staff and view planning materials.

Aren't able to attend but want to provide feedback? Complete this online survey to review the Open House materials and make your voice heard.

Project Update

What is the PROS Plan?

The Parks, Recreation, and Open Space (PROS) Plan serves as a guiding document for Parks Staff. It provides specific goals, objectives, and recommendations for park development and maintenance. The Plan allows Sammamish to provide high-quality parks, trails, facilities, and programs city-wide.

The Plan considers the park and recreation needs of residents city-wide through robust community engagement. It also provides updated inventories, demographic conditions, needs analysis, management considerations, and parks capital improvement plan.

The PROS Plan is a part of the City’s broader Comprehensive Plan. It is consistent with the guidelines established by the Growth Management Act (GMA).

How can you get involved?

You can learn more and provide your input in several ways:

  • Follow us on social media
  • Attend our in-person open house on September 6th to help us refine the draft PROS Plan. Look for our information in the September City-wide newsletter.

Why is the PROS Plan being updated?

The PROS Plan must be updated every six years for Sammamish. Regular updates are required to retain eligibility for state grants through the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO). RCO administers a variety of outdoor recreation and conservation grant programs.

Sammamish's current PROS Plan was adopted in 2018. Sammamish must update the Plan in 2024 for the City to remain eligible for RCO funding opportunities.

Project Budget 

A total of $172,100 is allocated in the 2023-2024 Parks budget for the PROS Plan and is inclusive of all planning costs.

Project Timeline

Existing Conditions & Baseline Analysis (February – June 2023)

  • Review existing plans, demographics, and trends
  • Create an updated trail and amenity assessment

Community & Systems Need Assessment (March – August 2023)

  • Identify needs and gaps for park infrastructure, assessment of conditions, and benchmarks for level of service standards.
  • Initiate plan development

Priorities, Strategies, and Draft Plan Review (September – November 2023)

  • Compile analyses and recommendations
  • Conduct system inventory, needs assessment, goals, and implementation strategies
  • Prepare a prioritized and updated Parks Capital Improvement Plan

PROS Plan Review and Approval (December 2023)

  • Parks & Recreation Commission review
  • City Council review and approval

Project Documents

Existing Conditions & Baseline Analysis

  • Presentation #1: Agenda Bill and Presentation to Parks & Recreation Commission, February 1, 2023
  • Presentation #2: Agenda Bill and Presentation to City Council, March 14, 2023

Community & Systems Need Assessment

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