San Juan County is currently updating its six-year Parks, Trails, Natural Areas, and Non-motorized Transportation Plan. As part of the update process, the plan has a new name that better reflects its content: The Recreation, Open Space, and Stewardship Plan (ROSS Plan).
The public is invited to provide feedback on this plan that will guide action and investment in San Juan County’s wide variety of outdoor spaces and facilities for the next six years. It describes existing parks and facilities, community priorities, and defines an action plan to support the County’s vision. The comment period on the draft plan was from October 10-17. Read the document here or below.
The Open Houses on October 11 and 13 of 2022 were recorded and are accessible here:
The ROSS Plan it supports the community’s vision of an interconnected system of parks and natural areas that:
Provides easy access to the water and natural areas
Celebrates island culture, character, and a healthy environment
Is delivered through efficient programs and innovative partnerships
The updated Plan incorporates residents’ wants and needs, updates to parks and facilities, and progress made toward the past Plan’s goals and strategies. It will incorporate and build on community feedback from recent engagement efforts for the 2022 San Juan County Sustainable Tourism Management Plan.
This plan update is designed to maintain the County’s eligibility for state parks, recreation, and conservation grant funding after the current plan expires on November 1st.