The City of Kenmore is dedicated to promoting healthy living and providing opportunities for children and adults to stay healthy. Kenmore is recognized as a "Playful City USA" community by national nonprofit KaBOOM! The City is one of only a couple hundred communities across the U.S. to earn this designation. Escape outdoors to explore Kenmore's city, county, and state parks and trails. Come see what Kenmore City Parks have to offer!
Thank you Kenmore Residents, Planning Commission and City Council for your participation during the update. City Council adopted the 2020-2026 Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan by resolution on February 24, 2020. The document was approved by the State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) on Monday, March 9, 2020.
The PROS plan provides the policy framework to guide development of park and recreational facilities and includes recommendations on capital projects that would implement the community vision. Capital recommendations include acquisition of park land and open space, development of new and existing park properties and renovation of existing facilities. The recommendations emphasize waterfront access, need for active recreation facilities including athletic fields, linkages and connections to the waterfront and other key locations in the city, and the conservation of environmentally sensitive areas. Operational recommendations include sustaining support of park and recreation facilities and exploring opportunities to enhance management and maintenance activities.
The plan will be updated every five to six years so it remains current and reflects changes in community need.
Park, Recreation, and Open Space Plan (adopted Feb. 24, 2020)
This project will provide storage for rowing shells and is intended to support both public and Northshore School District rowing programs.
The 25-acre Twin Springs Park site was acquired by the City of Kenmore in 2016 from King County to be used for a public park and open space site. The park is located on the east side of 80th Avenue NE between NE 192nd and 195th Streets. Twin Springs Park is recognized as an ecologically rich site with wetlands, steep slopes, and existing forest.
The Walkways & Waterways proposed bond measure is the result of the City's "Imagine Kenmore" public outreach initiative. This initiative began in the summer of 2015 and included a number of public meetings, online interactive methods, and other outreach to solicit public input on priorities for pedestrian and cyclist safety and park improvements. Through this community engagement process, Kenmore residents confirmed that sidewalks and bike lanes on major roads and connecting to the City's public waterfront are top priorities. For more information and to subscribe to Juanita Drive and 68th Avenue project updates, visit www.kenmoreconstruction.com.