Parks, Recreation, and Open Space (PROS) Plan

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Calling all Parks & Recreation Pros!

We’re beginning a community-driven 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 beginning a community-driven 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.

  • PROS Plan Community Survey EXTENDED - We still want to hear from YOU!

    18 days ago

    So far the response to our PROS Plan survey has been outstanding! However, we recently learned that the online survey closed earlier on March 9 than was originally advertised; our apologies to those community members who were not able to complete the survey last night!

    GOOD NEWS! - We extended the opportunity to completed the online survey and to provide valuable feedback in this early stage of the process. The survey will now be open until Sunday, March 15, at 11:59 pm. Take the survey here:

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PQW2YT3

    Again, we apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced while trying...

    So far the response to our PROS Plan survey has been outstanding! However, we recently learned that the online survey closed earlier on March 9 than was originally advertised; our apologies to those community members who were not able to complete the survey last night!

    GOOD NEWS! - We extended the opportunity to completed the online survey and to provide valuable feedback in this early stage of the process. The survey will now be open until Sunday, March 15, at 11:59 pm. Take the survey here:

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PQW2YT3

    Again, we apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced while trying to take the survey. Thank you for participating!

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  • We want to hear from YOU! Complete the PROS Plan Survey today.

    about 1 month ago
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    Last week we shared that we are conducting a PROS Plan survey to assess the community’s recreation and facilitation needs. If you received a paper survey in the mail last week, help us out by completing it today!


    Didn’t receive a paper version? Take the survey online here:

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PQW2YT3


    The online survey closes at 11:59 pm on March 9, so submit your responses soon!

    And, to learn more about the need for both a paper survey and an online survey, read our post from last week: https://letstalk.mercergov.org/miprosplan/news_feed/community-survey


    Last week we shared that we are conducting a PROS Plan survey to assess the community’s recreation and facilitation needs. If you received a paper survey in the mail last week, help us out by completing it today!


    Didn’t receive a paper version? Take the survey online here:

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PQW2YT3


    The online survey closes at 11:59 pm on March 9, so submit your responses soon!

    And, to learn more about the need for both a paper survey and an online survey, read our post from last week: https://letstalk.mercergov.org/miprosplan/news_feed/community-survey


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  • Participate in the first step of the planning process by taking the community survey.

    about 2 months ago
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    As an initial step in the PROS Plan process, we are conducting a survey to assess the community’s recreation and facilitation needs.

    How do I take the survey?

    Because we want to be both statistically valid and inclusive, we are conducting a mail and an online survey. 2,500 randomly mailed surveys will hit mailboxes this week. If you receive a paper survey in the mail, please fill it out! Your mailed copy also provides two ways to take the survey digitally: use your unique ID number on the survey to access it online or scan the QR...

    As an initial step in the PROS Plan process, we are conducting a survey to assess the community’s recreation and facilitation needs.

    How do I take the survey?

    Because we want to be both statistically valid and inclusive, we are conducting a mail and an online survey. 2,500 randomly mailed surveys will hit mailboxes this week. If you receive a paper survey in the mail, please fill it out! Your mailed copy also provides two ways to take the survey digitally: use your unique ID number on the survey to access it online or scan the QR code to take it on your smart device.

    If you do not receive a paper version, you can still complete the survey online! The identical, community-wide survey will be available to all residents here on Let’s Talk on Wednesday, February 12. Look for a news update with the link next Wednesday!

    The survey closes at 11:59 pm on Monday, March 9.

    When can I learn the survey results?

    Survey results will be presented to the public at our first community event on Saturday, April 18, from 10 am-2 pm, at the Commons at Islander Middle School. More details about this and other community events are coming soon to Let’s Talk.

    We value your input in this important first step of the PROS Plan process. Thank you for participating!

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  • 5 FAQs about the PROS Plan

    5 months ago
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    We’re beginning a community-driven 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 PROS Plan?

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

    We’re beginning a community-driven 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 PROS 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 Parks & Recreation Plan

    5 months ago
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    Interested in learning more about the current 2014 - 2019 Parks & Recreation Plan?

    View the 2014 - 2019 Parks & Recreation Plan here!

    Interested in learning more about the current 2014 - 2019 Parks & Recreation Plan?

    View the 2014 - 2019 Parks & Recreation Plan here!