2020 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN PLANNING PROCESS
The Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District is initiating a Washington State-mandated planning update to its six-year comprehensive park, open space and recreation plan. This effort will update the park inventory and assess the adequacy of community recreation resources on Bainbridge Island as well as recreation programming trends. The Park District conducted a public participation outreach through this effort with meetings, online forum and survey.
The results of information collected will show areas of importance to community residents from which future goals and possible capital projects are derived. Capital projects can include park acquisition and park improvements or development. The updated comprehensive plan will set the direction for the next six years on which capital projects could be funded in upcoming annual budget cycles. It also assists grant-seeking efforts regarding eligibility for state and federal programs.
Beginning August 1, 2019, the Park Board of Commissioners will start their review of the Comprehensive Plan chapter by chapter during upcoming board meetings and work sessions. All board meetings and work sessions are open to the public. click here for a working timeline. See links below for related documents. To view chapters slated for the Board’s initial review and subsequent second reviews, scroll down to “Board Review of Comprehensive Plan Chapters.”
Board Review of Comprehensive Plan Chapters
September 19, 2019 Board Meeting
An initial review of the following chapter will be conducted by the Board at this meeting. To submit written comments on this chapter email Senior Planner Perry Barrett by 5:00 pm on September 18 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chapter 3: Plan Elements – Programs (initial review)
September 12, 2019 Board Work Session
An initial review of the following chapters will be conducted by the Board at this meeting. To submit written comments on these chapters email Senior Planner Perry Barrett by 5:00 pm on September 11 at email@example.com.
2014 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
On July 10, 2014 by Resolution 2014-14, the Park Board of Commissioners adopted the six-year 2014 Comprehensive Plan for parks, recreation and open space. To view the 2014 Comprehensive Plan documents, see the links below.
Current Comprehensive Plan (full document)
Click on the link below to listen to a Bainbridge Community Broadcasting podcast about the current comprehensive plan update process: