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County regional context

social issues of St. Edward park

State Parks

& Urban

Open Space

County & Regional Context

Federal and National Parks - city to wildland


Parks planning program

Parks Planning - Program

  • Active Recreation

  • Passive Recreation

  • Facilities and Events

  • Unintended Activities

Intentions? What’s Happening Now?Revenue Potential?


Active recreation

Active Recreation

  • Play Park

  • Gymnasium, Swimming Pool

  • Sports Fields (baseball, soccer)


Play park

Play Park


Sports fields reserved group picnics

Sports Fields, Reserved Group Picnics


Public events

Public Events


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Public Events


Private event rentals

PrivateEventRentals

Seminary,HistoricRegister


Events and facilities

Events and Facilities

  • Play Park

  • Gymnasium, Swimming Pool

  • Sports Fields (baseball, soccer)

  • Other?


Passive recreation

Passive Recreation

  • Bike Riding

  • Hiking/Walking

  • Dog Walking

  • Horseback Riding

  • Picnics

  • Birding

  • Shoreline Activity


Hiking dog walking

Hiking/Dog Walking


On leash

On Leash?


Social trails

Social Trails


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Social Trails


Prevention signs

Prevention? Signs?


Graffitti

Graffitti


Motor vehicles

Motor Vehicles


Rope swings

Rope Swings


Unintended activities

Unintended Activities

  • Motor Vehicles

  • Graffitti

  • Vandalism

  • Water Activities (swings)

  • Personal Security on Trails


Landscape impacts activity outcomes

Landscape Impacts:Activity Outcomes


Shoreline erosion

Shoreline Erosion


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Shoreline Erosion


Salmon habitat

Salmon Habitat


Wildlife habitat

WildlifeHabitat


Trail erosion

Trail Erosion


Invasive species ivy

Invasive Species - Ivy


Hazard trees

Hazard Trees


Landscape impacts

Landscape Impacts

  • Shoreline Erosion

  • Shoreline & Salmon

  • Trail Erosion

  • Wildlife Habitat

  • Invasive Species

  • Hazard Trees


Off site social issues st edward

Off-site Social Issues - St. Edward

  • Adjacent property owners?

  • Users from nearby areas?

  • Stakeholders and decision-makers who aren’t on-site but make key decisions (budget, staff)


County regional context

social issues of urban parks & recreation

State Parks

& Urban

Open Space

County & Regional Context

Federal and National Parks - city to wildland


National trends urbanization

National Trends - Urbanization

time series model - past to future


County regional context

U.S. Urban Land Cover (2000)

Nowak, J. Forestry, Dec. 2005


County regional context

U.S. Urban Land Cover (2000)

Nowak, J. Forestry, Dec. 2005


County regional context

U.S. Urban Land Cover (2010)


County regional context

U.S. Urban Land Cover (2020)


County regional context

U.S. Urban Land Cover (2030)


County regional context

U.S. Urban Land Cover (2040)


County regional context

U.S. Urban Land Cover (2050)


Urban parks classes japan

Urban Parks ClassesJapan


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Urban Parks ClassesJapan


Urban parks standards usa

Urban Parks Standards USA

=120+ sq m per person

vs. 61+ sq m King Co (1998)

vs. 9 sq m in Japan


County regional context

social issues of urban parks & recreation

State Parks

& Urban

Open Space

County & Regional Context

Federal and National Parks - city to wildland


Wa growth management act

WA Growth Management Act

  • Enacted 1990, 5 year updates

  • All communities in WA

  • Requires that cities and counties adopt policies and develop programs that:

    • Direct new growth to urbanized areas

    • Promote health, safety, and high quality of life

    • Protecting lands and the natural environment


King county population trends

King County Population Trends


King county urban growth boundary

King County Urban Growth Boundary


County regional context

King County - 180 parks, 175 miles of trails, 25,000 acres


County regional context

King County Parks


County regional context

King County Parks/Recreation

  • quantity and location (180 sites, 175 miles trails)

  • connectivity of open spaces (25,000 acres)

  • user demands and potential conflicts

  • management costs!

  • who owns it?


County regional context

St. Edward parcel - local context


County regional context

St. Edward parcel -

public open space needed

316 acres

3,000 ft shore (last undeveloped

on Lake WA)

conservation

easement


County regional context

Conservation Easement

  • legally enforceable land preservation agreement

  • voluntary by owner

  • donate rights but retain ownership

  • incentives? tax abatement, legacy (contribute to public good)

  • purpose: protect ag, forests, habitat, ecosystem services

  • restricts real estate development, commercial use, other activities to mutually agreed level


County regional context

  • Challenges to NIPF Landowners

  • Development value of land

  • Forest condition

  • Regulations: stream buffers, County regs

  • Opposition from neighbors

  • Lack of infrastructure/mills - large logs discounted

  • Economies of scale

  • Changing products


County regional context

Agency/Non-profit efforts

Two foci...

1. Limit fragmentation of industrial forestland.

2. Work with small rural forest landowners to promote forest stewardship.


County regional context

Supporting NIPF Landowners

  • Technical assistance and Forest Stewardship Classes

    • 203 forest landowners

    • 316 parcels

    • 5910 acres


County regional context

NIPF Landowners Incentives

Conservation Futures dollars to acquire development rights

Enhanced CUT program - Timberland, PBRS Forest

Transfer of Development Rights Program (TDR)


County regional context

King County Private Forest Trends

  • Commercial/Industrial Forest Owners

  • Weyerhaeuser and Plum Creek are moving out.

  • Between 2000 and 2002 - 47 permit applications and 28 parcels segregated (non-forest uses!)

  • Non-industrial private forest (NIPF) owners

  • Since 1996, decrease in 500+ acre owners (11,500 > 8150 acres)

  • Corresponding increase in 4 - 20 acre parcels (872 >1245 parcels).


County regional context

Rural NIPF Landowners

75% own less than 40 acres

70% have owned the land less than 20 years

52% live on their forestland

30% have sold timber from their land


Urban parks japan

Urban Parks - Japan


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