Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan Update

The City’s Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan was updated in 2012. This plan lays out a vision for the parks and recreation systems and policies. Adopted by City Council on May 14, 2012, this plan is an appendix in the city’s Comprehensive Plan.

The Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PRO) Plan is a component of the City’s Comprehensive Plan and is updated every 6 years to remain current with the needs of the community, to comply with the Growth Management Act (GMA) requirements, and to remain eligible for grant programs through the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO).

Our current plan was adopted by City Council on May 14, 2012.

PRO Plan by Section:

Cover Page
PRO Plan Amendments
Executive Summary
PRO Plan Part 1
Chapters 1-9 PRO Plan Part 2
Appendices A-G PRO Plan Part 2

Citywide public meetings February-March 2010
Public survey June-July
Level of Service Analysis July-August
Prioritize goals & objectives August-September
Policy discussion September
Preparation of Draft Plan January 2011 - February 2012
Present Draft Plan to 
the City Council
March 2012
SEPA April 2012
Public Hearings May 1 and May 14, 2012
Council Adoption May 14, 2012

Update July 26, 2010
A big thanks to everyone who participated in our public survey. We had a statistically valid telephone survey, and a website survey that was open to all residents of Sammamish. Read about the results in the Executive Summary.

Update April 20, 2010
We finished our 10 initial community meetings and all the comments are now posted on the "documents" page (go to header at the top of this page). We also presented the comments to the City Council and the Parks Commission last night. The slide show is posted from that meeting, as well as a "priority matrix" that lists some of the repeat comments we heard at many of the meetings.

February 2010
We are kicking off our public listening campaign. We want to hear from you about the future of our parks and recreation programs. Please attend one or more of the upcoming 10 public meetings. These meetings will focus on community desires, goals and priorities for the future of our parks, open spaces, trails, recreation and cultural programs and arts.

February 22, 2010
Discovery Elementary
2300 228th Avenue SE
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
February 23, 2010
Sunny Hills Elementary
3200 Iss-Pine Lake Road SE
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
February 25, 2010
Cascade Ridge Elementary
2020 Trossachs Blvd. SE
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
March 1, 2010
City Hall
801 228th Avenue SE
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
March 3, 2010
Beaver Lake Lodge
25101 SE 24th Street
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
March 8, 2010
Blackwell Elementary
3225 205th Place NE
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
March 11, 2010
Inglewood Jr. High
24120 NE 8th Street
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
March 13, 2010
City Hall
801 228th Avenue SE
9:00 am to 10:30 am
March 17, 2010
Samantha Smith Elementary
23305 NE 14th Street
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
March 18, 2010
Margaret Mead Elementary
1725 216th Avenue NE
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Staff Contact

Kyle Endelman, Deputy Director, (425) 295-0586