Clark County is in the beginning stages of updating the plan that reflects community priorities and establishes long-term goals and priorities for land acquisition, facility development and parks management.
The Comprehensive Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan was last revised in 2007, when the county operated a consolidated parks department with the city of Vancouver.
County residents are encouraged to participate in this planning process by taking an online community survey that will help set priorities and determine how limited resources are spent. The survey takes only about 5 minutes to complete.
Three open houses have been scheduled on the parks plan:
- 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, La Center Community Center, 1000 E. Fourth St.
- 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, Camas-Washougal Fire Station 42, 4321 N.W. Parker St., Camas.
- 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 5, Three Creeks Community Library, 800-C N.E. Tenney Road.
Residents also can learn more about the project by watching a CVTV video and reviewing a number of documents:
The county's updated plan is scheduled to be approved in August 2015.
With the plan update, the county will address parks needs and priorities through the year 2020 and reflect changing conditions, particularly recent economic challenges and limited resources.
Updating the plan is necessary for Clark County to comply with Washington’s Growth Management Act and remain eligible for state and federal grants.
The county will work closely with the Clark County Parks Advisory Board and county residents to develop this important plan. The county encourages early and ongoing public participation in planning for the future of the community's parks system.
The county's project team currently is working to identify community needs, assets and opportunities and welcomes comments from community stakeholders. Written comments can be submitted via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include "Comp plan" in the email's subject line.
Comments also can be mailed to:
Clark County Parks
Attn: Comp plan
4700 NE 78th St.
Vancouver, WA 98665
For more information, contact Clark County Parks at (360) 397-2285.