MUKILTEO — It’s been a decade since people here were asked what recreational services they would like and what could be added to make local parks more useful.
People can participate in the online survey through Sunday.
“We’re trying to make sure if we’re not providing certain programming, that’s something we could consider in the future,” said Karl Almgren, an associate city planner.
For example, Harbour Pointe Village Park is now a grassy field. Since it’s close to the neighborhood, it could be a great place to play frisbee, for a toddler playground, or for some kind of public art, he said.
People may want art and dance classes for youth and adults. Or all-age pickleball and adult softball and soccer leagues.
Providing those recreational opportunities may require working with local nonprofits such as the YMCA and the Boys &Girls Club, or talking with a local private badminton club about the possibility of using its space, he said.
The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete. The results can help the city qualify for grants from the state.
The survey information will be summarized in a new parks and arts plan. It also will include information on how many miles of trails the city has per resident and “is that enough to meet the demand?” Almgren said.
A draft of the new parks and arts plan is expected by early September. The city council is expected to take a look at the plan in November or December.
Sharon Salyer: 425-339-3486; firstname.lastname@example.org.
The online survey of questions on city park amenities and what recreational activities should be offered is at www.surveymonkey.com/r/muk-prosa. The survey is open through Sunday . Anyone who prefers to fill out a paper survey should call Karl Almgren, associate city planner, at 425-263-8045.