Kirkland City Hall - Reporter file photo

Kirkland City Hall - Reporter file photo

Kirkland asks locals to share values on community funding

The city will hold four meetings to talk on parks, community services and recreation programs.

  • Thursday, May 31, 2018 8:30am
  • Life

The city of Kirkland invites community members to attend one of a series of workshops in early June that will help identify the community’s values on how to fund parks, community services and recreation programs as the Parks and Community Services Department plans for the future.

The workshops involve small group discussions run by GreenPlay, a nationally renowned parks and recreation consulting firm. The purpose of the workshops is for city staff to collect the community’s input on how each of the parks, recreation programs and community services benefits the community.

Participants in the workshops will examine the various programs and services provided by the city’s Parks and Community Services Department and will provide input on the community benefit versus individual benefit of each program. city staff will use this input to help develop resource allocation and cost recovery options to present to the City Council later this summer.

“We already know our community loves our parks, recreation programs and facilities,” said Councilmember Jon Pascal, chair of Public Works, Parks and Human Services Committee in a press release. “But now we get to dig deeper into the value residents put on individual aspects of what we offer as a city. The input we gather will help guide the future of Kirkland Parks for generations to come.”

The hour and a half workshops will be held at the Peter Kirkland Community Center, North Kirkland Community Center and City Hall. Refreshments will be served. Meeting dates and times are as follows:

  • June 4 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at North Kirkland Community Center multi-purpose room.
  • June 4 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Peter Kirk Community Center multi-purpose room.
  • June 5 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at City Hall Peter Kirk room.
  • June 6 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Peter Kirk Community Center lobby room.

Please call Parks customer service staff at 425-587-3300 to RSVP for attendance, or sign up online at Space is limited, but staff will accommodate as many interested residents as possible. A fifth workshop will be added if necessary.

More in Life

Courtesy photo
Entering the winter real estate market – what to expect

Over the last five months, there has been more inventory than in previous years previously.

Kirkland road closures set for half marathon on Saturday

The event will benefit Cascade Challenge, a nonprofit dedicated to providing leadership and outdoor adventure opportunities to youth ages 14-20.

Greg McClellan (center) talks with friends at the release party for his 48 hour album, “Listen2Daze,” at Vortex Music & Movies in Kirkland. Madison Miller/staff photo.
Kirkland man releases 48-hour album

McClellan released his 48-hour album, “Listen2Daze,” at Vortex Music & Movies.

Volunteers help Kirkland commemorate Arbor Day

The city hosted a celebration and forest restoration event on Oct. 20.

The Locke family gathered to officially name the pavilion in honor of Kirkland’s first City Manager, Al Locke. Photo Courtesy of the City of Kirkland.
Marina Park Pavilion named after Kirkland’s first city manager

Community members attend ceremony in honor of former city manager, Al Locke, on Oct. 13.

Viva Volunteers! Fair on tap Oct. 20

Attendees will learn about opportunities to make a difference in their community.

Kirkland hosts second City Hall for All

The event focused on diversity, inclusion and city issues.

The panel included Dr. Joseph Castleberry, Megan Nakanishi, Brian Gawthrop, Marianna Beetham, Sally Otten and Walt Yeager. Photo courtesy of Kirkland Chamber of Commerce.
Town Hall hosts symposium to discuss Kirkland Now and Then

Kirkland Chamber hosts symposium on Sept. 25.

For a healthy dessert, try baked apples. Courtesy photo
Fall into wellness

Simple tips for staying healthy this season.

A photo of Kirkland Police’s customer service desk that was used to initially promote the animal services program. Photo courtesy of the city of Kirkland
Kirkland Animal Services goes door-to-door for pet license renewals

Kirkland Animal Services took over city-wide licensing in January and is asking locals to renew.