Parks and Recreation Task Force

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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 Meeting Schedule

Date  Time  Location  Discussion Topic
Wednesday,
March 22
7:00 -
9:00 p.m.
Tumwater City Hall
Training Room

Ground rules and process, Parks Plan, parks overview and challenges
Minutes

Saturday,
March 25
9:00 a.m. -
12:00 p.m.
Meet at City Hall
Parking Lot
Tumwater Parks Tour
Wednesday,
April 12
7:00 -
9:00 p.m.
Tumwater City Hall 
Training Room
Finances - what we currently spend;
finances and funding options.
Wednesday,
April 19
7:00 -
9:00 p.m.
Tumwater Fire Station
Training Room
Finance follow-up - Metro Parks District,
bonds, various facility funding strategies
Saturday,
April 29
9:00 a.m. -
2:00 p.m.
Tumwater Fire Station Training Room

Discuss priorities and funding alternatives - 
MEETING CANCELLED

Wednesday,
May 17
7:00 -
9:00 p.m.
Tumwater Fire Station
Training Room
Priorities and funding alternatives discussion continued
MEETING CANCELLED
Wednesday,
May 24
7:00 -
9:00 p.m.
Tumwater Fire Station
Training Room
Finalization of recommendations
MEETING CANCELLED