Stormwater parks enhance communities by treating stormwater and providing recreational opportunities. PSRC was awarded a Puget Sound National Estuary Program grant to help catalyze the development of new stormwater parks.
PSRC, with the help of many partners, developed guidance on planning these parks.
Guidance for planning stormwater parks
The guidance provides information on:
- Steps in planning a stormwater park
- Integrating equity
- Maintenance considerations
- Stormwater parks built to date and lessons learned from them
- Funding for planning, construction, and maintenance
Stormwater Parks in the Central Puget Sound Region
Information and lessons learned from the development of stormwater parks in the region.
- Arlington Stormwater Wetland Park (PDF)
- Bellevue Lakemont Community Park (PDF)
- Kitsap County Manchester Stormwater Park (PDF)
- Poulsbo Mountain Aire Stormwater Pond and Trails (PDF)
- Seattle Madison Valley Stormwater Improvements (PDF)
- Shoreline Cromwell Park (PDF)
- Tacoma Point Defiance Stormwater Treatment Facility (PDF)
- Summary of Stormwater Parks Interviews and Factsheets (PDF)
- Additional Stormwater Parks in the Central Puget Sound and Beyond (PDF)
- Project overview (PDF)
- Regional Open Space Conservation Plan park gap analysis (see Chapter 5 and Appendix E), contact PSRC for more detailed information
- Equity, Health, and Resiliency with Stormwater Parks video and presentation from the November 4, 2022 TOOLBOX Peer Networking event.
This project has been funded wholly or in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under assistance agreement PC-01J18101 to the Washington State Department of Ecology. The contents of this document do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Environmental Protection Agency, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.