Normandy Park City Manager’s Report for week ending Oct. 13, 2023

The City’s Parks, Recreation, & Open Space (PROS) Plan is moving forward

Every six years, the City updates its PROS Plan. What is a PROS Plan? It is a six-year strategic plan for our Parks and Recreation Services. When the plan is updated, we look at the existing conditions of our facilities and programs, listen to community desires and priorities, identify gaps in facilities and programs, propose strategies, projects, and programs to address those gaps. Once complete, the City has a plan that reflects the strategies and a prioritized capital improvement plan for the parks and recreation services for the next 20 years. Click here to see the City’s current PROS Plan.

As you can imagine, having strong community involvement in the process helps us develop a better plan. That is why we have developed several opportunities to hear from the public. The City’s first public involvement phase was our Need & Assessment Survey, which is now complete. This survey allowed residents to share their thoughts on things like how often they visit the parks, are there barriers that prevent them from using the parks, and what elements they would use more of. We were thrilled to have received over 500 survey results. This information will help us as we move into the second public involvement phase. Here is a sneak peek of what the survey results showed as the City’s High Priority Park Needs:

  • Playgrounds or play spaces for children
  • Sport courts
  • Public Water Play Opportunities
  • Public beach access
  • Open space
  • Shaded places to picnic and gather
  • Paved trails for walking and biking
  • Unpaved nature trails
  • Natural places that support wildlife habitat

There is still time to help shape the future of your parks, recreation, and open space system.

The more you contribute, the more impact you can have. Join us for our next Open House dedicated to the park’s planning process on Wednesday, October 18th, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at City Hall. If you can’t make the Open House and want to participate in the virtual version of these meetings, you can use the visioning tool survey online.

Thank you for taking the time to help us develop the best plan for our parks and recreation system. If you have any questions, please get in touch with me at

“Have a great week!

Amy Arrington, City Manager
City of Normandy Park
801 SW 174th Street
Normandy Park, WA 98166
(206) 248-8246 (Direct Phone)