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Seattle Parks and Recreation seeks input from community on the priorities for the next six-year Park District budget

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) has launched a survey to gather community feedback on priorities for the next Park District six-year budget.  

The Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners (BPRC) is charged with holding public meetings and making recommendations to the Superintendent of SPR for each six-year cycle of the Park District.  

Starting in late March 2022, the BPRC is launching a public process to consider potential investments for Park District Cycle 2 (2023-2028), both at full board meetings and through more in-depth subcommittee discussions. 

On Thursday, April 14th at 6:30 pm the BPRC will hold a virtual community conversation about the next six-year Park District funding plan. This will be a facilitated question and answer session.  Questions may be submitted ahead of time at here or during the meeting. The BPRC will take as many submitted questions as they can during this meeting.

An official public hearing on the BPRC’s funding recommendation will be held on Thursday, May 12 at 6:30 pm. More information will be available closer to the date here.

In 2014, Seattle voters approved the Seattle Park District providing Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) with funds to increase investment in maintenance, recreation affordability, park development, and supporting community programs. 

The first six-year cycle of the Seattle Park District spanned 2015-2020. More information about accomplishments and lessons learned throughout Cycle 1 is available in the Cycle-End Report and associated Appendices

In 2020, planning for Cycle 2 of the Seattle Park District was delayed twice due to uncertainties associated with the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic impacts. The City Council acting as the Park District Board passed annual budgets for the Park District in 2021 and 2022