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Parks Task Force
About the Parks Task Force
The Parks Task Force was created to prepare an operations and maintenance Level of Service study for City Parks. The goal of the Task Force and the Level of Service study is to evaluate parks operations and maintenance at the current level and outline alternative levels of service that the Mayor and City Council can use to make policy and budget decisions. 

Public is welcome to attend Parks Task Force meetings. 

Schedule - State of the Parks Report

Meeting Dates
  • 6:00 PM
  • Bi-Weekly
    • Starting August 3, 2016 to October 18, 2016
  • City Hall: 17425 Ballinger Way NE 

Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings.
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Minutes are available following approval.
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Current Task Force Board Members

City Staff

  • Aaron Halverson


Members

  • Betsy Piano
  • Clair Conway
  • Judy Altman
  • Linda Holman
  • Mike Vetersneck
  • Mike Woodbury





Scope of Work & Background
The operations and maintenance Level of Service study would generate the information and recommendations needed to move from considering broader themes to making practical policy and budget decisions. In July 2008 and February 2016, the Lake Forest Park City Council adopted a 100-year Legacy Vision that centers on preserving and enhancing the natural character of Lake Forest Park through projects and grouped under the guiding principles of Connections, Natural Drainage, Habitat and People Places.

Park maintenance overlaps with all four principles by maintaining safe walking paths, protecting and enhancing creeks, preserving habitat for wildlife, and providing outdoor community space for people to gather and learn about nature. Engaging with citizens through the Park Task Force would build on extensive community outreach conducted for the 100-year Legacy Vision and reaffirm the City's commitment to Lake Forest Park's community identity as a natural refuge within a larger urban area. Assessing the current Level of Service in City Parks and considering practical alternatives in the context of the City's legacy is the next step in creating a parks maintenance plan that aligns with the City's stated values.