Parks, Recreation, and Open Space (PROS) Plan
What is a PROS Plan?
The Parks Recreation, and Open Space (PROS) Plan is a 6-year guide and strategic plan for managing and enhancing parks, open space, trails, and recreation and event opportunities for the Mount Vernon Community. The PROS Plan will:
- Create a vision for Mount Vernon parks and recreation system
- Help define and meet the needs of residents
- Establish goals, objectives, and actions
- Identify service levels, costs, and funding options
- Recommend implementation strategies for capital projects
- Eligible for State of Washington grants
We want to hear from you!
On December 6, 2022, the City of Mount Vernon launched an online survey as part of the process to update the Parks, Recreation, and Open Space (PROS) Plan. Through the community outreach process of the PROS Plan, we will better understand the community needs. We need to hear from you! Your voice will make a difference and help guide the City’s decisions regarding parks and recreation.
Online Survey links:
Adult Resident Survey (English & Spanish): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MountVernonParksSurvey
Youth Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MountVernonStudentSurvey
Why should I participate?
The PROS Plan was last updated in 2014. Since that time the City has grown and changed. To ensure the community priorities are reflected in the decision, we are creating opportunities for inclusive participation throughout the process. The PROS Plan will establish a long-term vision that will help guide how money will be spent and what services the City will offer for the next 6-years. The Plan will reflect the voices of the Mount Vernon community members and support the vision of Mount Vernon as a thriving, welcoming community where people of all ages, cultures, and economic backgrounds live, work, play, and most of all, call home.
If you would like to be kept informed of the PROS Plan progress, email your name and contact information to: firstname.lastname@example.org . Community forums and Open House events will be future ways to stay connected and share your comments on parks and recreation opportunities.