Parks and Recreation Master Plan Update

Complete Survey for Arlington Parks and Recreation Plan


The City of Arlington is in the process of updating the City’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan, and would like input from Arlington residents.

This is an opportunity for you to provide input on what is important to you and your family for park and recreation facilities and programs.
Please join us for a Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission meeting, the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. on Zoom.  Meetings are posted on the calendar at www.arlingtonwa.gov. 

We are updating Arlington's Park & Recreation Master Plan (PRMP) to reflect present park interests as well as to account for the forecasted 56% growth or 11,144 additional people expected to reside in Arlington over the next 20 year PRMP planning period.

We conducted a previous survey of Arlington community members in November-December of last year. The responses to that survey are reflected in the proposals we are asking you to review and prioritize in this survey.

As a member of the Arlington community, your experience and opinions are an important part of this process and will help City Council fashion a final plan and financing strategy that reflects your desires. Please review the survey questions and the corresponding graphics that identify possible projects as well as the financing options. 

Email info@arlingtonwa.gov if you have any questions about this survey or our PRMP Plan update process.

Thank you for your participation. Make sure you enter your name, phone number, and email at the end of this survey if you would like to enter a drawing for a $250 gift certificate. 

Master Plan Update

(September 2021) The City of Arlington has hired Beckwith Consulting to update the City’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan. One of the first steps is to receive input from city residents. A postcard was mailed to city residents with a link to take the online survey. This is an opportunity for you to provide input on what is important to you and your family for park and recreation facilities and programs. If you are a city resident and would like to take the survey, email recreation@arlingtonwa.gov. 

The need for an update to the Parks and Recreation Master Plan and a Park Impact Fee study was discussed at the 2021 City Council Retreat. The plan will help the City understand where and if we are lacking in park space, what the community desires, and how to fund maintenance of existing and future park facilities.

A parks master plan allows the City to assess the current and future recreation needs, evaluate feasible options, develop a strategic action plan and budget.  The process will update our demographic projections, program and facility inventory, and demand and need projections.  We will also study park impact fees for new residential and commercial construction and a fiscal program with 6-year and 20-year projection and implementation plan.