Parks department to launch Comprehensive Plan — and you can help!

Parks department to launch Comprehensive Plan — and you can help!

What will the future of island parks and recreation hold for you? The BI Metro Park & Recreation District is currently updating their Comprehensive Plan, which will forecast trends and identify priorities from 2020 to 2026. You can contribute your own ideas by answering their online survey before June 30th.

If you love visiting island parks or have participated in any of the hundreds of recreational activities offered by Parks & Rec, be sure to listen here as Parks Department Senior Planner Perry Barrett explains the process currently underway to update the Park District’s Comprehensive Plan.

Using the department’s online forum, you can submit input on a variety of park-related issues, including trails, recreation programs, the development of the Sakai property, the proposed swimming pool expansion, and more.

To learn more about the Comprehensive Plan, log onto and click on the survey link at

This episode references other BCB podcasts focused on island parks. For more about the Fort Ward restoration project, visit And for more information about the proposed renovations to Battle Point’s KidsUp playground, click here:

This podcast is the first in what will be a recurring series with the Parks & Recreation District, offering in depth descriptions of specific topics, so be sure to keep listening in for more information about our island parks. 

Credits: BCB host: Jo Jenkins; audio editor and publisher: Diane Walker.