Residents encouraged to share thoughts on parks capital improvement plan update

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Release Date: Jan. 22, 2016

The parks capital improvement plan (CIP) looks out six years, listing the facilities to be built and identifying funding sources. The plan, which is updated every two years, is now under development by the Parks and Recreation Commission.

The city is encouraging residents to provide public input at the Parks and Recreation Commission meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 6:30 p.m., at City Hall, 801 228th Ave. S.E. The Commission will be working on the CIP update through May, with the goal of handing off its recommendations to the City Council in June.

The Feb. 3 meeting will focus on “Parks CIP Visioning.” Residents are encouraged to check the city website (www.sammmamish.us) for future meeting dates and topics.

“The Parks and Recreation Commission and the City Council have always worked very hard to make sure these updates reflect the values and desires of the community,” Parks Director Jessi Bon said. “We hope to get a big public turnout at these meetings so we can really stay in tune with what our residents want.”

Residents will be given the chance to speak during the public comment period at the beginning of each meeting. For more information, contact Administrative Assistant Janie Jackson at 425-295-0585 or jjackson@sammamish.us.