2018 PROS Plan

During August 23, 2017 and November 10, 2017 the Parks Department collected comments and responses from the PROS Plan surveys.

Click Here to view the Comments and Responses

 

PRESS RELEASES & NEWS ARTICLES

September 26, 2017 - Public input from open house and online survey will shape county parks plan. Click here for the full press release.

September 29, 2017 - Kitsap Daily New - County seeking input to shape parks plan. Click here for full article.

 

COMMENTS

The Parks Department will be asking for the public's comments when our Draft PROS Plan is done. If you have any questions, please contact the Parks Office at 360.337.5350 or parks@co.kitsap.wa.us.

 

 

PROS Plan Purpose
Parks & Recreation Open Space Plan (PROS) is an element of the Kitsap County’s overarching Comprehensive Plan. The PROS plan provides a six-year plan and 20-year vision for the County’s park system and the steps needed for developing and improving existing park facilities, the development and acquisition for new park facilities, and expanding recreational opportunities.

Need for County Plan Update

Updating the 2012 PROS Plan is a requisite component of the GMA. The Growth Management Act (GMA) promotes wise use of limited land and resources which helps conserve open space. GMA encourages the enhancement of recreational opportunities, and calls for the development of parks and recreation facilities, which adds to the quality of life in communities.
The PROS Plan is also required for state and federal grant eligibility, which is administered by the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO). Upon adoption by County Commissioners, the plan is submitted to RCO for approval.

2018 PROS Plan Development

This Plan outlines policy directions, goals and objectives, implementation strategies, capital improvements, and investment emphasis for the system of County Parks and Open Space.

PROS 2018-2024 Plan:

Evaluates the need and demand for parks, recreational facilities, open space and other recreational lands, throughout the County.

Identifies key issues, strengths and opportunities required to improve our parks system, and ensure the capacity to adequately plan, develop and operate park properties and facilities;

Provides guidelines and policy direction for the County in terms of acquiring, developing and preserving properties with regional significance and recreation value;

Identifies the strategies and objectives needed to ensure that parks are an integral part of the County’s economic development strategy; and

Assesses current funding mechanisms, partnerships, and new potential funding strategies.

The final plan is reviewed and adopted by the Kitsap County Board of County Commissioners, after a period of regional public participation and review.