Parks, Recreation & Natural Areas Plan Update


An updated plan for a changing Renton

The City is updating its 2011 Parks, Recreation and Natural Areas Plan. The 2011 Plan established a 20-year vision for Renton’s park system and identified the community’s priorities. In the past eight years, the City has worked with partners to build new features like the Meadow Crest Playground and the bridge at Riverview Park, make key land acquisitions, and explore new neighborhood-focused programming.

Since 2011, Renton has grown to be more diverse and dynamic than ever. The updated Plan will:

  • carry forward the community’s vision
  • re-evaluate needs and priorities, and  
  • gauge interest in existing events and programs
  • identify partnership opportunities

The Plan Update kicked off in January 2019 and will conclude in early 2020, to ensure that the City meets the deadline required by the Washington Recreation and Conservation Office to be eligible for grant funding over the next six years. The plan will be guided by staff, partners, and community members, including the City’s Inclusion Task Force. We want to hear your ideas for parks, recreation and natural areas in Renton. Check out events and updates for opportunities to participate in the plan in person and online.

For more information about the plan or for translated materials, contact Erica Schmitz at

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