Having Your Say in SK Park’s Future

Kitsap County will kick off designing a master plan for South Kitsap Community Park from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the county’s administrative building.
The beloved and already well-used park was acquired by the county from South Kitsap Parks and Recreation District a year ago. The plan will be completed by December.
Careful planning now will ensure that Kitsap residents get the greatest benefit from the 200-acre park, said Martha Droge, the county’s newly hired parks project coordinator.
While the county has already solicited opinions from groups and individuals interested in using the park, creating the master plan will be a more comprehensive process that will take some time, said Droge.
“This is very different from people sitting in a room saying, ‘I’d like this. I’d like that,'” she said. “This is just the beginning of the brainstorming.”
The plan will be drawn up with an eye to the social and recreational needs of community members, but not at the expense of the ecological health of the park, Droge said.

Here’s the schedule of workshops for the master plan process:
Wednesday: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Kitsap County administrative building; meet the master planning team, brainstorm ideas for the park and help set goals.
July 16: time and place TBA; the public will be invited to express preferences for options presented by the team.
Sept. 17: time and place TBA; the team will present refined options for further review.
Fall: date and place TBA; the team will present the final plan; public comment will be taken.
To comment outside the workshops, visit the park Web site, e-mail skpark@co.kitsap.wa.us or call (877) 292-6412.

One thought on “Having Your Say in SK Park’s Future

  1. What a great evening to see so many community advocates, representing so many different groups and ideas, come together to forge priorities and and principles for the design and future of South Kitsap Regional Park!

    Wow! Kudos to everyone!

    Kathryn Simpson

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