Bremerton Parks and Recreation staff in conjunction with the Parks and Recreation Commission have been working over the past 13 months to update the city’s Parks, Recreation, and Open Space (PROS) Plan, which provides a road map to develop a quality system of parks, open spaces, trails and recreation facilities.
The 2020-2025 PROS Plan will be used to guide the development and operation of the city’s park and recreation system and is required to be updated every six years to maintain eligibility for state and federal grants.
Public input collected since January 2019 is incorporated in the updated PROS Plan including citizen input received in a survey that was widely advertised over a 3-month period through the city’s website, email “blasts”, social media and laminated flyers posted at parks. Members of the public along with the 365 survey respondents were invited to attend two Parks and Recreation Commission meetings held in 2019 on May 21st and October 22nd. The Parks and Recreation Commission reviewed the PROS Plan updates at thirteen meetings, and recommended approval of the updated PROS plan by the City Council at their December 10, 2019 meeting.
A complete copy of the updated PROS Plan, including maps and survey responses, is available for review below. The City Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed adoption of the updated PROS plan at their meeting on Wednesday, February 19th at 5:30 pm.