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2018 PROS Plan Updates
2018 City of Burien
           PROS Process & Updates



Information obtained from this survey will help
guide the direction of Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services, and facilities for the next six years. 

After completing the survey, you will
be eligible for the $150 gift card drawing.

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If you are one of the 1500 residents
 who received a postcard,
 please go to the link on the postcard
to complete the survey and enter the drawing.

and will be available for all residents soon.
Please check back next week.

 Join us in congratulating
Dena Adante

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After completing the 2018
City-Wide PROS Survey #1, Dena was
randomly drawn as the
       winner of a $100 gift card.       
We are pleased that Dena intends
 to use this money to help
supplement tuition costs.

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           (additional information forthcoming as available)            

  • Chapter 4

               Park Plan Composite  (08.16.17)

  • Chapter 5

                Park Plan Elements (08.16.17)

  • Appendix D Age Specific Distributions

                Age Specific - City of Burien; Totals (08.16.17)
                Age Specific - City of Burien; Percentages (08.16.17)
                Age Specific - King County; Age Distribution (08.16.17)
                Age Specific - King County;Migration, Deaths, Births (08.16.17)

UPDATE 10.09.17  Citywide Survey #1 results available
The results of the survey can be found above.  Information regarding the Citywide Survey was released on Facebook, City and Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services website, B-Town Blog, Recreation Guide, and the Burien magazine, as well as at Neighborhood Celebrations and PROS Open House events and meetings.  As a result, we received 133 responses. The survey was made available from July 2017 through early September 2017 (click here to view results).

UPDATE 09.29.17 City Wide and Youth Survey Drawing
The surveys have now been closed and we are pleased to announce our winner, Dena Adante.  Dena was delighted to hear the news and mentioned that she will be using the $100 towards college tuition.

Become eligible for the next $150 random drawing by participating in future survey opportunities.  We are looking to hear what your Park and Recreation priorities are, now and in the future.

PaRCS is currently preparing a new survey to be randomly mailed to approximately 1500 residents throughout the City of Burien.  Watch your mail for a survey card early October. This survey will provide statistical results for analysis and final recommendations.

In addition, PaRCS will be preparing an online survey for residents interested in providing feedback and continued recommendations.  The information gathered from this survey will continue to allow PaRCS to hear what is most important to you and your family.  This survey will be announced on our webpage, facebook and throughout other media opportunities. 

UPDATE 09.27.17 Planning Commission Overview    
Beckwith Consulting Group and Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services (PaRCS) presented an overview to the Planning Commission for future modifications as may be related to the Comprehensive Plan. Changes will be confirmed with the Commission on Oct. 11, 2017.

Future Updates:
Planning Commission update October 11, 2017
     Parks Advisory Board update October 18, 2017
     Council Study Session October 23, 2017

UPDATE 08.16.17
 Community Open House
Location: Highline United Methodist Church: 13015 1st Ave S Burien, WA 98168 (6:30 pm) - Great dialogue with community, exploring new ideas and feedback. Parks Recreation Advisory Board members joined in developing discussions pertaining to the PROS process, outreach, park and programming needs, and priorities.  
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UPDATE 08.09.17 Neighborhood Celebration
Location: Seahurst Beach Park 
Staff provided handouts, survey, and opportunities for feedback or concerns. Shuttle services available between the upper parking lot and the park beach.

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UPDATE 08.02.17 Neighborhood Celebration
Location: Manhattan School Playground Park 
Staff provided handouts, survey, and opportunities for feedback or concerns

UPDATE 07.26.17
Neighborhood Celebration
Location:  New Start High School field
Community participated in a variety of interactive activities, listened to music and enjoyed food and ice cream.  PROS Survey opportunities and information available.

UPDATE 07.19.17  Neighborhood Celebration
Location:  Southern Heights Elementary Field
Community participated in a variety of interactive activities, listened to music and enjoyed food and ice cream.  PROS Survey opportunities and information available.

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UPDATE 07.18.17 Community Open House

Location: Burien Community Center - Community Meeting participation (6:30 pm)
Presented updates for community comment:  Demographics, Brainstorming Workshop Results, Teen Survey Results, Focus Group for partner discussion, Park Plan Updates, and Citywide Plan Elements (2012 PROS Plan) comments.

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UPDATE 07.17.17 Update to Burien Council
Steve Roemer, Director of PaRCS presented updates to Council

UPDATE 06.05.17 City Wide Resident Survey

The release of the online City Wide Survey went live July 5, 2017. Spanish and English versions available both online and in hard copy. 

UPDATE 06.17/18 Wild Strawberry Focus Survey
Parks & Recreation Advisory Board participated in surveying festival participants, obtaining approximately 180 responses. (June 17-18, 2017) Survey is now CLOSED Approx. 180 surveys returned completed.

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UPDATE 05.1.17 Youth - Teen Survey
Survey released through the Highline School District for student input.  Ongoing for participation by youth.  Available online.

UPDATE 06.14.17 Community Workshop #1
Location:  Burien Community Center (6:30 pm) for community participation to provide input and feedback. 
Community participants broke into two discussion groups to identify their challenges, priorities and vision for Burien PaRCS.   Parks Recreation Advisory Board joined in the discussions with community.

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UPDATE 05.10.17
Focus Group Partners

Location:  Burien Community Center (1:00 pm)
Burien non-profit partners identified opportunities and group priorities for each of the participants

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