Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan

Rethink community wellbeing - planning for parks, recreation and open spaces

News & updates

We have taken the next step in Everett’s Rethink Community Wellbeing initiative and the draft plan is here, now with recommendations from the Parks Board!

We heard your ideas in the spring about your park needs, collected information about park and funding opportunities, and crafted the draft 2022 Everett Parks, Recreation, and Open Space (PROS) Plan. 

See | Learn | Share 

  • See how your ideas have helped us rethink Everett Parks. Read the draft plan to see draft goals, big ideas and priorities - now with recommendations from the Parks Board!
  • Learn about the draft PROS Plan by exploring the interactive StoryMap with photos, maps and more - now with recommendations from the Parks Board! 
  • Share your thoughts about the draft plan, by completing the PROS Plan survey

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About the Rethink Community Wellbeing initiative

We're updating our 2016 Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan! Our new 2022 plan will be based on an extensive public outreach process and will:

  • Create a vision for Everett’s parks system to meet the needs of the community
  • Inventory parks, recreation and trails facilities, urban tree canopy, and identify needs and trends
  • Establish goals, objectives, recommendations and actions
  • Identify service levels, costs and funding options including a parks impact fee
  • Recommend implementation strategies including phasing, partnerships and others

The PROS plan allows us to be eligible for state grants through the Washington State Recreation and Conservation (RCO) Office. It will also support other City plans and budgets by helping prioritize projects and programs consistent with the community’s vision, service standards and funding.

Downloadable fact sheets (PDF)

 Forest Park playground10th Marina Park Evergreen Arboretum & gardens 

Project timeline

  • Vision stage: Spring 2021
  • System concepts:  Summer 2021
  • Draft plan: Fall 2021
  • Adoption: by March 1, 2022

PROS plan project timeline

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Get involved!

Thank you to everyone who responded to our vision survey! 

Sign up to be on our contact list for opportunities to share your ideas at meetings, online surveys and community events - click here to request to be added to the email list. Share the news about the PROS update with your neighbors. Your ideas can shape the vision for Everett parks, community wellbeing and equitable investments.

Check back here to see future opportunities to share your ideas to make this a great plan! 

For more information, contact Cory Rettenmier, Everett Parks and Facilities recreation and golf manager via email or phone 425-257-7314.

Harborview park, view of the water