Upon recommendation from the Tumwater City Council, the Parks and Recreation Department has formed a Parks and Recreation Task Force and will hold a series of meetings regarding funding for parks and recreation.
One of the main elements of the Tumwater Comprehensive plan is identifying a dedicated source of funding for parks and recreation to avoid competing with other City priorities. The Parks Task Force was established as a community-based process to consider funding methodologies and make a recommendation to the Tumwater City Council for a dedicated long-term funding proposal. The Task Force includes one Councilmember; members of the Parks and Recreation Commission; and other community members representing user groups, athletic groups, aquatic interests, trail supporters, environmentalists, and parks and program users.
Tumwater has a long history of working with residents on the development of parks and facilities. Public input is both important and appreciated, and is critical to our success. Anyone wishing to attend the Task Force meetings may do so. Please see the schedule listed below.
Parks and Recreation Task Force 2017-8 Meeting Schedule
|March 22, 2017||Tumwater City Hall||Ground rules/process, Parks Plan, overview||Minutes|
|March 25, 2017||Meet at City Hall||Tumwater Parks Tour|
|April 12, 2017||Tumwater City Hall||Finances; current and future funding options||Minutes|
|April 19, 2017||Tumwater Fire Station||Finance follow-up; MetroParks District, etc.||Minutes|
|April 29, 2017||Tumwater Fire Station||Cancelled: Priorities and funding alternatives|
|May 17, 2017||Tumwater Fire Station||Cancelled: Priorities and funding alternatives|
|May 24, 2017||Tumwater Fire Station||Cancelled: Finalization of recommendation|
|December 12, 2017||Tumwater Fire Station||Joint CC Worksession / Task Force Meeting||Minutes|
|June 11, 2018||Tumwater Fire Station||Review draft plan for future parks, recreation and facility needs|