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City of Seattle Parks and Recreation

Strategic Action Plan 2009-2013: Building for Tomorrow, Today

BERK developed a five-year Strategic Action Plan based on a comprehensive assessment of the Department of Parks and Recreation’s core functions, mission, and overall vision. As part of the planning process, we conducted extensive public outreach through surveys, community meetings, and a media strategy. We also obtained staff input to help the Department prioritize its primary services and programs. Using the input received, we developed an action-orientated plan that identified specific roles, responsibilities, and timeframes for each recommendation.

BERK designed and facilitated a full day retreat to help the Department gain consensus for stewarding implementation of the Strategic Action Plan according to set timelines while communicating between teams and the Steering Committee. As part of this work, we helped the Department create an implementation plan to guide and monitor their efforts.