The 2018 DRAFT Lake Forest Park Parks Recreation Open Space and Trails (PROST) Plan examines the city’s open space assets and engages the public in determining the level of recreational service being provided, then outlines recommended improvements to form a basis for future capital improvement planning. This plan has been prepared in compliance with State of Washington Growth Management Act requirements and compliments the Lake Forest Park Comprehensive Plan’s Parks and Open Space Element. Additionally, the plan has been developed in compliance with the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office guidelines. View and download the 2018 Draft PROST Plan in the Project Library and learn how we collected feedback on the Get Involved page.
Specific goals of the plan are to:
Assess the current state of the city’s parks, open spaces, and recreational programs
Determine the level of service provided
Raise public awareness of parks and recreational programs
Identify needs and wishes for future improvements
Anticipate future growth, demographic changes, and recreational trends
Outline a capital improvement plan identifying future improvements and acquisitions
This PROST plan will be developed with attention to state agency requirements and the city of Lake Forest Park plans, requirements and agency service agreements including:
State of Washington Growth Management Act - Comprehensive plans require “A park and recreation element that implements, and is consistent with, the capital facilities plan element as it relates to park and recreation facilities"
Recreation and Conservation Office - A state agency that “manages several grant programs to create outdoor recreation opportunities, protect the best of the state’s wildlife habitat and farmland, and help return salmon from near extinction.” To be eligible for grant funding, a municipality must have adopted a recreation or conservation plan prior to applying for a grant. Once a municipality has a plan adopted, it is eligible for 6 years.
Lake Forest Park Municipal Code
Lake Forest Park Comprehensive Plan
Town Center Subarea Plan
Lake Forest Park Capital Improvement Plan
100 Year Legacy Plan 2008
Safe Streets Plan 2017
Southern Gateway Subarea Plan 2012
Lyon Creek Culvert Replacement Study 2017
City of Shoreline Parks Recreation and Open Space Plan
This PROST plan will form a 6-year capital improvement plan informing near-term and long-term city budgeting, procurement, and construction.