Parks, Recreation & Open Space (PROS) Plan 2023


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.

We want to hear from you!

We know that parks, recreation and open spaces are important to our community. We want to hear from you to learn what your needs and desires are related to parks, how you use them, and your preferences for potential improvements as funding becomes available.

An online survey is available now through mid-February 2023. Tell us your thoughts and ideas for La Center’s park system, now and for future generations.

Postcards promoting the community survey also will be mailed city households in early 2023 – after the holiday season. Thank you!


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