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Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to provide input on the 2017 Development Plan, Gap Analysis and Long-term Acquisition Strategies

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to participate in citywide open house meetings and provide input on SPR’s 2017 Development Plan, Gap Analysis and Long-term Acquisition strategies for open space. SPR will participate in five geographically located meetings in conjunction with other City departments. These meetings are an opportunity for the community to learn about SPR’s walkability mapping and give input on priorities for long-term open space acquisition goals.

The first open house meeting is Sat., Dec. 3, 2016 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Bitter Lake Community Center, 13035 Linden Ave. N.  

The 2017 Development Plan is a 6-year plan that documents and describes SPR facilities and lands, looks at Seattle’s changing demographics, and lays out a vision for the future. A goal in the Seattle 2035 Comprehensive Plan is to consider access to our parks by transit, bicycle, and on foot when acquiring, siting and designing new park facilities or improving existing ones. SPR manages approximately 11% of the City’s land area, and is proposing a new mapping approach based upon walkability to inform the City’s long-term acquisition strategies for future open space.

Other opportunities to learn about the plan include participating in any of the events below:

  • Dec 7, 2016 – 5:30-7:30 p.m. in West Seattle at Shelby’s Creamery 4752 California Ave. SW
  • Dec 13, 2016 – 6:00-8:00 p.m. in University District at  Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center , 6535 Ravenna Ave NE
  • Jan 10, 2017 -6:00-8:00 p.m. on First Hill at Capitol Hill Optimism Brewing, 1158 Broadway
  • Feb 4, 2017 – 10:00 a.m.- noon in Columbia City at Columbia City Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S

For more information and to learn about the other input opportunities, please visit or contact Susanne Rockwell, Project Manager at or 206-684-7133, or

For more information on the Housing Affordability and Livability(HALA) community events and to see which City departments will be attending please visit