Parks & Recreation

Department Goals

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Parks Goals
  • The City of Maple Valley shall require a dedication of parkland or a fee in lieu of in conjunction with all new residential development, consistent with the requirements of the City's Development Regulations.
  • The City of Maple Valley shall encourage all Neighborhood Parks to be owned and developed privately while recognizing that such parks achieve the community's park system.
  • The City shall develop a public park system to supplement the private parks.
  • The centerpiece of the public park system will be Community Parks that provide a wide variety of recreation facilities and activities.
  • The City of Maple Valley shall seek to have developed within the City parks facilities that address the needs of youth.
Recreation Goals
  • The City of Maple Valley shall develop recreation facilities that provide maximum flexibility for current uses and can be adaptable for emerging sports.
  • The City of Maple Valley shall seek to develop at least one illuminated sports field in order to allow greater use by adults after standard working hours.
  • The City of Maple Valley shall foster positive relationships with recognized athletic and recreational organizations.
  • The City of Maple Valley shall encourage the development of a diversity of recreational facilities to meet a wide range of community needs.
  • The City of Maple Valley shall encourage the expansion of youth recreation programs and healthy alternatives for leisure time.
Paths, Trails and Sidewalk Goals
  • The City of Maple Valley shall seek an interconnected network of paths, trails and sidewalks.
  • The City's path, trail and sidewalk network shall provide a variety of experiences, including paved and unpaved facilities, greenways, forested walking experiences and facilities along the City's roadway network.
  • The City shall seek every opportunity for developing east/west path, trail, and sidewalk connections to compliment the north/south route provided by the Green to Cedar Rivers Trail.