Parks, Recreation, and Open Space (PROS) Plan

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Calling all Parks & Recreation Pros!

We’re kicking off a community-led process to update our citywide Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Plan (PROS Plan). This six-year plan guides the programming and capital projects required to meet the community’s needs for parks, recreation, and open space, as well as trails, arts, and cultural events.

We’re calling on all our Parks & Recreation Pros in the community to help with this effort!

With your participation, this Plan will help guide the City in providing these services in our community and keep the City eligible for grant funding to fund vital parks projects.

This page will be updated often with key dates, project documents, and important information. We also invite you to connect directly with City staff and community members right here by asking questions and leaving comments regarding this project.

Calling all Parks & Recreation Pros!

We’re kicking off a community-led process to update our citywide Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Plan (PROS Plan). This six-year plan guides the programming and capital projects required to meet the community’s needs for parks, recreation, and open space, as well as trails, arts, and cultural events.

We’re calling on all our Parks & Recreation Pros in the community to help with this effort!

With your participation, this Plan will help guide the City in providing these services in our community and keep the City eligible for grant funding to fund vital parks projects.

This page will be updated often with key dates, project documents, and important information. We also invite you to connect directly with City staff and community members right here by asking questions and leaving comments regarding this project.

  • 5 FAQs about the PROS Plan

    about 2 months ago
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    We’re kicking off a community-led process to update our citywide Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Plan (PROS Plan). With your participation, this Plan will help guide the City in providing parks and recreation services in our community. We’re calling on all our Parks & Recreation Pros in the community to help with this effort!

    You might be wondering, “What is a PROS Plan, and why do we need it?”

    Here are answers to 5 frequently asked questions about the PROS Plan.

    1. What is a P.R.O.S. Plan?

    P.R.O.S. stands for Parks, Recreation, and Open Space. This six-year plan guides...

    We’re kicking off a community-led process to update our citywide Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Plan (PROS Plan). With your participation, this Plan will help guide the City in providing parks and recreation services in our community. We’re calling on all our Parks & Recreation Pros in the community to help with this effort!

    You might be wondering, “What is a PROS Plan, and why do we need it?”

    Here are answers to 5 frequently asked questions about the PROS Plan.

    1. What is a P.R.O.S. Plan?

    P.R.O.S. stands for Parks, Recreation, and Open Space. This six-year plan guides the programming and capital projects required to meet the community’s needs for parks, recreation, and open space, as well as trails, arts, and cultural events.

    2. Why do we need a PROS Plan?

    A PROS Plan is required to maintain the city’s eligibility for grant funding through the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) and keeps us competitive for other grant programs. From 2014-2019, Mercer Island Parks & Recreation was awarded $673,000 in RCO funding alone! The PROS Plan also assesses our current facilities and helps us prioritize needs for capital reinvestment and new facilities.

    3. Who leads the PROS Plan?

    The City’s new Parks and Recreation Commission will guide the process with support from City staff. We also need you, our Parks & Recreation Pros to participate! All ages, activity levels and lifestyles can participate– everyone’s voice counts. If you participate with other organizations other than Parks & Recreation for your favorite activities, we still want to hear from you and how our services may benefit you.

    4. How can you participate in the PROS Plan?

    Lend your expertise as a Parks & Recreation Pro throughout the process! A community wide online survey will be available soon right here on Let's Talk. More opportunities to share input will come in 2020 and include stakeholder discussions, family friendly outreach events, and more.

    5. What is the timeline for the PROS plan?

    The bulk of the planning process will take place next year, and we are tentatively targeting the end of 2020 for final Plan review and adoption. Stay tuned to Let’s Talk for key dates and to learn more about how you can participate.

  • 2014 - 2019 P.R.O.S. Plan

    about 2 months ago
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    Interested in learning more about the current 2014 - 2019 PROS Plan?

    View the 2014 - 2019 PROS Plan here!

    Interested in learning more about the current 2014 - 2019 PROS Plan?

    View the 2014 - 2019 PROS Plan here!