The Parks Element of the North Bend Comprehensive Plan serves as the master plan for park and trail planning at the City. It includes an inventory of park and trail facilities, establishes levels of service for various facilities, provides policies relating to park and trail planning and development, and contains a 20-year Parks Capital Improvement Program (containing a broad list of projects the City wishes to do), and a more focused 6-year Parks Capital Improvement Plan that prioritizes the top projects from the 20-year Parks CIP for implementation, subject to grants and available funding.
Parks Element Update
The City is currently in the process of conducting an update to the Parks Element. The North Bend Parks Commission will review and provide their recommendation on a draft, followed by Planning Commission review and a joint public hearing before the Planning Commission and Parks Commission before the commissions provide their recommendation to the City Council for approval. The update is being made based on public input regarding what is most important for planning parks and trails, considering input from the City’s Parks Survey, a Public Workshop, and public comment received. Here is a link to the Draft 2024 Parks Element Update.
The City of North Bend conducted a non-scientific survey of local residents regarding North Bend parks and trails, to assist us with planning for these resources and guiding the update to the Parks Element of the Comprehensive Plan. The survey was conducted between September 1 and October 1, 2022, and received a total of 537 responses, 81% of which were residents living within City limits. The results of the survey are available at the link below.
North Bend staff and the Parks Commission hosted a hybrid Parks Workshop at the North Bend City Hall on November 30. At the workshop, staff presented information about the draft update to the Parks Element of the North Bend Comprehensive Plan as a part of the 2024 Comprehensive Plan Update. Information presented included public outreach conducted and input received to date, results of the 2022 City of North Bend Parks Survey and 2021 Si View Parks Survey, amendments proposed to the Parks Element in response to public input and the survey feedback, and a summary of park projects currently in progress and proposed on the Parks Capital Facilities Plan. Public input was received and considered by staff and the Parks Commission.