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PenMet Parks has updated the District's six-year Comprehensive Park, Open Space and Recreation Plan.  The planning process involved work by PenMet staff, our consultant, Hough, Beck & Baird with HDR, and citizen input.

A citizen's advisory group made up of people involved with a variety of park and recreation matters in the community provided representation and communication from the citizen focus groups.

The process involved public input in a variety of forms:

  • Survey Questionnaire for Community Organizations
  • Focus Group meetings on a variety of subjects
  • Public Workshop reviewing all focus group work
  • Public surveys on general park and recreation topics and specific projects and services within the District

The focus groups met and those responses are available via links below which addressed the following:

  • Questions related to the specific focus group subject(s)
  • Update of the focus group input to the 2006 planning effort
  • Update of the inventory of facilities relevant to this focus group
  • Priorities for the particular focus group topic

Public Focus Group Workshops:
--Performing & Visual Arts, September 21, 2011
--Water Access, September 27, 2011
--Facility Providers, Partnerships, September 29, 2011
--Recreation Programming, Youth, Seniors, Events, September 29, 2011
--Dog Parks & Equestrian, October 4, 2011
--Endowments & Fundraising, October 5, 2011
--Gardening, Farmers' Market, October 6, 2011
--Courts & Fields - Indoor & Outdoor, Fees & Charges, October 6, 2011
--Volunteers, October 12, 2011
--Playgrounds, Special Needs, October 13, 2011
--Trails & Running, October 17, 2011
--Open Space, Preservation, Habitat, October 18, 2011
--Swimming, Water Activities, Pools, Spray Parks, October 20, 2011
--Biking - Roads, BMX, Skating, Boards, Blades, October 21, 2011

PenMet Parks has completed 2012 Comp Plan.

Click here to see the 2012 Comp Plan document  (5MB)

Please see below for the Plan's appendices:

You may also view a hard copy of the Plan at the PenMet Parks Administrative Office at 10123 78th Ave NW, Gig Harbor.

For additional information, contact Eric Guenther at PenMet Parks,
253-858-3400, ext 222 or eguenther@PenMetParks.org.