Welcome to Kitsap County Parks!
Schedule:Final Plan & Approvals: Q2 2024
Draft PROS Plan: February 2024
December, 2023: Community Priorities Survey
November, 2023: Open House(s) - Completed
October/November, 2023: Project Visioning Survey
September/October, 2023: Stakeholder Interviews - Completed
September 20, 2023: Parks Advisory Commissioner Interviews - Completed
July/August, 2023: Kitsap County Commissioner Interviews - Completed
July 19, 2023: Parks Advisory Commission - Completed
July 6, 2023 - August 30, 2023: Needs & Assessment Survey - Completed
June 29 - July 2, 2023: Staff Interviews - Completed
May-July 2023: Site Inventories & Assessments - Completed
Imagine a place where sprawling green fields meet vibrant playgrounds, where serene walking trails wind through lush forests, and where community events bring neighbors together in joyful celebration. This is the essence of our parks and recreational spaces, the heart and soul of Kitsap County.We believe that every corner of our county deserves to be embraced by nature's beauty, and that's why we have developed the Parks and Recreation Open Space Plan, lovingly known as the PROS Plan. This visionary blueprint will shape the future of our parks and guide us toward creating an even more enriching environment for you, your family, and future generations to come.
But what exactly is a PROS Plan, you may ask? It's a comprehensive strategy that outlines our goals, priorities, and actions to enhance and preserve our parks, recreation facilities, and open spaces. It's a roadmap that reflects the aspirations and dreams of our community, bringing together the collective voice of our constituents to craft a future we can all be proud of. This strategic plan is renewed/updated every 6 years to keep us eligible for State grants and, more importantly, to remain relevant, aligned with, and evolving in step with our growing community.
The PROS Plan is not just a document; it's a testament to our commitment to fostering healthier, happier, and more vibrant communities. It encompasses extensive research, thoughtful community engagement, and expert insights from planners, environmentalists, and recreation enthusiasts. Through this collaborative effort, we have identified key areas of focus and established a clear vision to guide our decisions.
With the PROS Plan, we aim to improve accessibility and inclusivity, ensuring that our parks are welcoming spaces for everyone. We will create new recreational opportunities, such as bike trails, picnic areas, and sports facilities, to cater to a wide range of interests. Our plan also prioritizes the preservation and restoration of our natural habitats, protecting the diverse ecosystems that make Kitsap County so unique.
But the success of the PROS Plan relies on your involvement. Your voice matters, and we want you to be an integral part of shaping the future of our parks and open spaces. Through community meetings, surveys, and public forums, we invite you to share your ideas, concerns, and aspirations. Together, we can build a future where our parks are thriving, where families make cherished memories, and where nature flourishes.
As you explore our website, you'll find detailed information about the PROS Plan, including its goals, strategies, and implementation timeline. We encourage you to dive in, learn more, and get inspired to contribute to this transformative endeavor. Stay connected with us through newsletters and social media platforms to receive the latest updates and opportunities to participate.
Kitsap County Parks is more than just a collection of beautiful spaces—it's a reflection of our shared values and aspirations. Join us on this exciting journey as we forge a brighter, greener, and more inclusive future. Together, let's create a legacy that will be celebrated for generations to come.
2018 Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan (PROS Plan)
Please click the links to access the 2018 PROS Plan, that was adopted by Kitsap County Board of Commissioners on Monday, February 26, 2018.
2018 PROS Plan2018 PROS Plan Appendix