Contact:Sharon SwanInterim Planning SupervisorSharon.Swan@snoco.org425-388-6616
During COVID-19 pandemic, Parks department continues visioning and strives for best ways to serve residents
EVERETT, Wash., April 9, 2020 – Snohomish County’s Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism (SCPRT) announced today that it is gathering input from residents through the “Snohomish County Parks Visioning Survey,” which is now open. During the COVID-19 pandemic, SCPRT planners are preparing for the re-opening of facilities and the need to focus resources post-pandemic in the most efficient way possible. The survey can be accessed at the SCPRT website: www.snocoparks.org. This survey will collect feedback about park facilities and programs, resident priorities, and use patterns. The SCPRT will use these responses to determine: how to focus their time and resources; and how parks, recreation, and tourism can positively impact our community.
“Snohomish County leaders understand how important parks, open spaces, regional trails, recreational facilities and conservation properties are to the people of our region,” said Tom Teigen, director of SCPRT. “We rely on input from the public as we plan for the next six years of investment in parks. Please take a few minutes to share your vision for your Snohomish County Parks. We value your time, input and ideas.”
Though daily life has been deeply disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, SCPRT continues to find new ways to best serve residents. With 110 parks, 12,000 acres of open space, hundreds of miles of trails, and an expanding population, this survey will help ensure these resources will be used in the best way possible.