Fall City Metropolitan Park District
- King County - Snoqualmie River Safety: View Web site (Video and information)
- The FCMPD provided a Grant to the Snoqualmie Valley School District after they received a Grant from King County for a new playground from the elementary school children. We requested and were granted public use of the playground. To read the Memorandum of Understanding, please download it here.
What is the Fall City Park District?
The Fall City Metropolitan Park District was voted in by area residents on February 3, 2009 to represent local interests for park and recreation services. The park district represents a specific geographic area similar to that of a fire, school, or water district. As of February 2009 there were 3,775 registered voters within the Fall City Park District.
What is the Fall City Park District currently doing?
The FC Park District is governed by five elected commissioners that have been meeting monthly since March 2009. They are currently working towards developing a comprehensive plan for the new park district.
In addition to the monthly meetings, three standing committees have been formed to address the initial phase of the newly formed park district.
- Administrative Committee
- Vision, Mission, and Goals Committee
- Park Lands Committee
The commissioners have had several additional meetings to introduce and establish the FC Park District with area stakeholders. These meetings have been held with King County Parks (KC Parks), the Snoqualmie Tribe, Si View Metropolitan Park District, and the Snoqualmie Valley Regional Task Force. Status updates have also been provided at the Fall City Community Association (FCCA) meetings.
What is the status of Fall City Community Park?
During our first meeting with KC Parks in May 2009, it was discussed how KC Parks has ceased its efforts to divest itself of Fall City Community Park (FCCP). On February 13, 2009 the Snoqualmie Tribe withdrew its offer to take ownership of the park. With these developments, representatives of KC Parks expressed their willingness to maintain ownership and management of FCCP for the time being.
At this same meeting, KC Parks and FC Park District expressed their desire to work cooperatively in consideration of a wide range partnership options from the outright transfer of FCCP to simply sharing duties of maintenance and program administration without actually transferring ownership. A partnership approach between KC Parks and FC Park District would allow KC Parks to continue with the day to day maintenance of the FCCP, including the ball fields and equestrian arena. KC Parks was also receptive to working with FC Park District to better address maintenance priorities as well as partner on potential enhanced services.
Board members from FC Park District, Snoqualmie Tribe, and KC Parks also met in May 2009 to discuss partnering opportunities for the Tribe's recently awarded grant from the EPA, which would be applied towards river front natural area restoration. Stay tuned for more information regarding this exciting development.
What are the goals of the Fall City Park District?
The FC Park District Commissioners have developed the District's vision, mission, and 'big picture' goals for the District. Specific short and long term goals will form the foundation for the district's future for parks as well as form the basis of a fiscal budget and corresponding levy rate. The Comprehensive Plan for 2010 - 2015 outlines the directions for the Park District over the coming years. A review of this plan will be done annually to incorporate new input received and to make modifications as appropriate. Public input is very important as priorities and the future direction of the district are established and refined.
Please share your thoughts on the district's mission and goals in one of the following ways:
- Meeting: Attend one of our regular meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of each month
7:00 pm at the Fall City King County Library (33415 42nd Place SE)
- E-mail: email@example.com
- US Mail: Fall City Metropolitan Park District, PO Box 1180, Fall City, WA 98024
The Fall City Metropolitan Park District Commissioners