Clark County has released a draft plan that reflects community priorities and establishes long-term goals for land acquisition, facility development and parks management.
The Clark County Planning Commission voted 7-0 on Aug. 20 to recommend adoption of the comprehensive parks plan. The Board of County Councilors is scheduled to have a work session on the plan at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, followed by a public hearing at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22.
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 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 September 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 is working closely with the Clark County Parks Advisory Board and county residents to develop this important plan. The county encourages early and continuous 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.