New Seattle Park District 2015-2020 report details Park District accomplishments

An overnight facility maintenance crew. Innovative community-informed recreation programs. Extraordinary emergency responses during the COVID-19 pandemic. These are just a few of the accomplishments funded over the first six years of the Seattle Park District.

Seattle voters approved the Park District in August 2014, agreeing to collect and spend property taxes to fund parks and recreation services.

A new 20-page report from Seattle Parks and Recreation summarizes the results and lessons learned from the first six-year cycle of the Seattle Park District, from 2015 through 2020.

The Cycle-End Report includes a spotlight on the department’s 2020 response to the COVID-19 pandemic and a map of Park District-funded projects and programs that shows the impressive citywide impact of this funding source. Accompanying the map is a list of projects and programs broken down by City Council District.

The online version of the report includes four appendices that dive deeper into four topics: a full list of projects, initiative by initiative; significant financial changes that occurred during the first cycle; continuous improvement efforts; and planning for the next Park District Cycle.

Click here view and read the report.

Learn more about the Park District and see the Cycle-End Report Appendices here.

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