Connecting And Protecting Our Parks
November 6, 2018
Since the formation of the District in 2003, our
mission has been focused on facilitating recrea-tion programs and partnering with the community to preserve historic Si View Park and the aging facilities within. Through community input, dedication and sound fiscal management we have made great strides in improving the quality of life for residents by investing over $10M dollars in recreation facilities and park infrastructure.
In order to continue to meet the recreation needs of rapidly growing Snoqualmie Valley population with community-driven parks, trails, open spaces and recreation opportunities, the District is proposing a 14.7M bond measure in November 2018 to Connect And Protect Our Parks.
This bond issue is designed to address increased population growth in our community. Recreational spaces are needed to meet the needs of growing population in the District and parklands must be acquired while open space is still available and affordable. The District has identified potential partners and grant sources to leverage the bond proceeds where possible to maximize the community benefit for these projects.
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Si View Metro Parks
Comprehensive Parks Plan
4 Miles of New Multiuse Trail Connections
Proposed trail projects improve connectivity and provide safe routes between neighborhood parks and green spaces, create linkages to regional trails with ac-cess to over 40 miles of trails in the Raging River Trail System, and a future linking point to regionally planned single track trail connecting North Bend to Issaquah.
- Tollgate Farm to downtown North Bend
- Tennant Trailhead Park trails
- Missing links of Tanner Trail
- Si View Park to William H Taylor Park connection
- Other trail connections as identified in the Districtís Comprehensive Plan
18 to 27 Acres In Parkland Acquisitions
Proposed land purchases increase accessibility and address deficiencies in our park system identified in the 2016 Comprehensive Plan park walkshed map.
- Park and open space land acquisitions, easements and master planning for 18-27 acres of future community park spaces and riverfront access points
Improvements To Existing Facilities
Proposed improvement projects support expanded recreational, educational and agricultural activities as prioritized in the 2016 Comprehensive Plan.
- New Tennant Trailhead Park development
- Tollgate Farm improvements to support agricultural, educational and recreational activities
- Torguson Park irrigation, landscaping, fencing, and safety improvements; skate park rehabilitation and bike park lighting
- Remodel of North Bend Train Depot building, and addition of outdoor gathering space for community use
- Addition of support facilities and remodel of existing spaces for programming
Cost To Residents
Proposition 1 is a $14.7M capital bond measure to develop, construct and improve trails and walkways, acquire and develop property for new parks, recreational use, provide riverfront access, and improve District park and recreational facilities.
The measure would cost the average homeowner (based on $500,000 assessed home value) approximately $7.87 per month.
What About the Aquatic Center?
With this bond proposal Si View is addressing 2 out of the 3 top priorities identified in the 2016 Comprehensive Plan. The third priority is a new or renovated aquatics facility. The community has expressed a need for an aquatics facility that more apply meets the needs of our residents. A new aquatics facility is a tremendous undertaking, not only because of the cost to construct, but also the cost to operate. The District wants to get this right, we want a long term sustainable building and we want a facility that is community driven. Therefore the District is currently conducting a feasibility study to explore options for expansion of the existing facility or development of a new facility. The feasibility study is expected to be completed in 2019. In the meantime, the District is actively seeking to build partnerships with other local agencies to provide more options for potential funding models, facility location and ongoing management.