Snohomish County Parks Planning

Parks Visioning Survey

Snohomish County is working to update our long term vision for parks.  This vision will be used to help guide decisions about the kinds of facilities we build, how we operate our parks and generally where we should put our focus to achieve this vision.  

We know you love your parks and we want to know what you think!  Please take a few minutes to participate in this survey, and tell us what is most important for you as we plan our coming efforts.

Park and Recreation Element

Snohomish County adopted a new Park and Recreation Element (PRE) in June, 2015. This document is a component of the Snohomish County Growth Management Act (GMA) Comprehensive Plan and works together with the County’s General Policy Plan and Capital Facilities Plan to provide goals, objectives and strategies for providing park services through 2035. The PRE includes a list of envisioned park improvements intended to serve growth, as well as address interests identified by the public.

For more information on the Snohomish County Comprehensive Parks Plan update, please contact email Sharon Swan, Principal Park Planner, at (425) 388-6616.

Park and Recreation Visioning Plan

Snohomish County has created an updated 2015 Snohomish County Parks and Recreation Visioning Plan (PDF) (PRVP), which is used to summarize input from residents of Snohomish County about what they think is important in provision of parks, together with a county-wide analysis of specific trends and needs. The PRVP was created based on a process that also satisfies planning requirements of the State of Washington Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO). Adoption of this document will ensure Snohomish County remains eligible for grant funding available from RCO.

For more information on the 2014 Snohomish County Parks and Recreation Visioning Plan, please contact Sharon Swan, Principal Park Planner, at 425-388-6616.