The City Council on Tuesday approved the Recreation, Parks and Open Space (RPOS) Plan, which provides a comprehensive long-range vision for the city recreation and parks system.
The plan identifies these priorities:
- continue to fulfill the Ballinger Park master plan
- replace the 53-year-old Recreation Pavilion
- execute the Veterans Memorial Park master plan
- upgrade playgrounds
- improve sports fields
- acquire property to address geographic gaps in park access
- add restrooms
Roughly 1,900 people provided feedback for the plan during a lengthy public outreach process. Of those, the majority said they visit a city park or recreation site at least weekly.
The research included a gap analysis showing which neighborhoods can reach amenities within a quarter-mile or half-mile walk. Data maps show four distinct areas where park access could be improved, largely west of the high school and west of I-5.
The full RPOS document can be read online. For more information, contact Jeff Betz, Recreation and Parks Director, at 425-640-3101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dance and fitness classes, like this example from 2019, are one of the major offerings through Mountlake Terrace Recreation and Parks.