Parks, Recreation & Open Space (PROS) Plan 2023


La Center’s park system comprises 31.7 acres of parks and special use areas, in addition to two short trail corridors. With one community park, four neighborhood parks and two riverfront access sites, the park system strives to provide a variety of outdoor recreation amenities and facilities. As demand for park and recreation services changes and grows, the City is planning for the future of our parks, amenities and open spaces.

Every six years, the city updates its Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan, which is the city’s blueprint for park, recreation and open space improvements. An up-to-date PROS Plan also makes the city eligible for state and federal grants.

Through this online open house, you can
Learn about the La Center PROS Plan
Provide feedback on what park and recreation opportunities, services and facilities are important to you
The feedback you submit through this open house will help us build the draft PROS Plan.

Please provide your comments by Friday, April 7th.

Parks and Recreation Planning

The City of La Center is underway with an update to its Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan. The purpose of the PROS Plan is to identify a vision for La Center parks, open spaces, and trails for the next six to ten years, including specific goals and actions for achieving that vision.

Purpose and Overview

La Center’s current PROS Plan was created in 2007 and was updated in 2017. The new PROS Plan update will outline a strategy to help meet the needs and desires of our growing community now and into the future. To do so, the PROS Plan effort will:

  • Inventory and evaluate existing parks and recreation programs
  • Assess the need for additional park land, greenways, trails and recreation facilities
  • Make recommendations for operations and maintenance
  • Offer specific policies and other recommendations to achieve the community’s recreational interests.


For questions or more information about the citywide Parks, Recreation & Open Space Plan, please contact Bryan Kast, Public Works & Community Development Director at or (360) 263-5189.