Intergovernmental Cooperation in Parks and Recreation
About Intergovernmental Cooperation
Intergovernmental cooperation is an effective way for local governments to respond to recreational needs. Cooperative efforts can eliminate unnecessary duplication of services, reduce overall park and recreation costs, and can more effectively meet the educational, recreational, and leisure time needs of a region. This page provides sample interlocal agreements for services and facilities related to parks and recreation. The contracts are provided principally for format, they may not be current. See also Parks Administration.
General Statements of Cooperation
- Interagency Agreement ( ) to develop and implement a comprehensive park and recreation master plan to service the greater Gig Harbor/Peninsula/Key Peninsula area between Gig Harbor, Key Peninsula Parks & Recreation District, Peninsula Parks & Recreation District, Peninsula School District, and Pierce County Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department (1992). Note Key Peninsula Parks & Recreation District is now Key Pen Parks.
- Interlocal Cooperative Agreement between Richland and Kennewick for the joint planning and development of West Columbia Park (3-09).
- Interlocal contract between City of Lynden and Lynden Regional Parks and Recreation District (8-00) ().
- Memorandum of Understanding () between Everett School District No. 2, Mill Creek, and Snohomish County provides that parties mutually agree to begin discussions on the development, operation and maintenance of recreation areas, public property, and public facilities; sharing financial commitments; and enhancing communications between local governments (9-93).
- Mill Creek and Everett School District Interlocal Agreement () between Everett School District No. 2 and the City of Mill Creek regarding the cooperative use of facilities, equipment, and personnel (6-94).
- Seattle Resolution 28915 () - Adopts a vision statement shared by the Seattle School District and the City of Seattle for the purpose of enhancing public access to public facilities for the benefit of Seattle citizens; and adopts a framework for the development of a public facility use agreement between the Seattle School District and the City of Seattle (5-94).
- Tacoma and Metropolitan Parks District Agreement () to maintain and operate certain parks and facilities owned by the city (11-08).
Joint Acquisition and/or Development of Facilities
- Area Aquatic Study () - Northshore Park and Recreation Service Area (Kenmore, Bothell, Woodinville, Northshore School District, 6-08)
- Aquatic Facilities - Interlocal Agreement between Edmonds School District and Lynnwood regarding Aquatic Facilities (Word, 1-08)
- Athletic Fields - Bellevue and Bellevue School District No. 405 agreement for joint use for athletic field scheduling, development, and renovation of sports fields on district property, 20 year agreement, renewals in 10-year increments to 40 years. (Bellevue Resolution No. 6343, 8-99 and Agreement.) Library Loan
- Combined Neighborhood Parks and School Playgrounds (Word), Pasco and Pasco School District, 2005 AWC Municipal Achievement Award Entry.
- Park Lands - Memorandum of Understanding () between Mill Creek and Snohomish County for acquisition of land within the 35th Avenue/Seattle Hill Road area; memorandum sets forth process and framework for joint acquisition, development, and maintenance of park land (3-95).
- Performing Arts Center - Interlocal Agreement () between Chelan and Lake Chelan School District School District No. 129 for cooperative use of a performing arts center and contributing 50% of total cost of center (7-90) for cooperative use of a performing arts center (7-90) and Chelan Resolution No. 92-823 amending use policy (8-92)
- Playfield - Development and operation agreement for Meadowdale Playfield between Edmonds, Lynnwood, Snohomish County and Edmonds School District No. 15 () (Agreement 1985-2024).
- Regional Park - Captain William Clark Park at Cottonwood Beach in Washougal, Washington- Regional park being developed by Clark County, Port of Camas-Washougal, Washougal, and Camas
- Skating Facility - Interlocal agreement () between Bothell and Northshore School District No. 417 joining resources to provide a park for skating activities (5-99)
- Sports Fields - Agreement between Bellevue and Bellevue School District #405 regarding city scheduling and renovation of sports fields on district property, term is 9-1-2003 to 8-31-08 (Bellevue Resolution No. 6899 and agreement, 9-03. Library Loan
- Swimming Pool - Agreement between the city of Bellevue and Bellevue School District No. 405 for the development of the warm water pool at the Odle pool site and lease of the Odle pool, 30 year agreement with additional renewals, (Bellevue Resolution No. 5959 and agreement, 12-95) Library Loan.
Joint Use of Facilities
- Bellevue and Issaquah School District No. 411 - Agreement () re: Cougar Ridge Elementary School Facilities in the Newcastle/Cougar Mountain Area (1/93).
- Bellevue and Bellevue School District No. 405 agreement for the city to use Ivanhoe Center (Formerly Ivanhoe Elementary School) multi-purpose room for use as a youth performing arts center on district property, 10 years, renewal to maximum of 30 years (Bellevue Resolution No. 6452 and agreement, 7-00.) Library Loan
- Kirkland and Lake Washington School District joint use agreement () for development, maintenance, scheduling, and operations of athletic facilities; maximum term of agreement is 10 years, 8-00
- Interlocal Agreement between Lynden and Lynden Regional Parks and Recreation District for city lease of property adjacent to Bender Field Complex (), 1999.
- Pierce County and Puyallup School District No. 3 joint recreation agreement for the development and joint use of public park and athletic teaching stations; term is for 30 years (adopted by Pierce County Resolution R2002-121, 2-02) MRSC Library Loan
- Puyallup Resolution No. 1781 (), Authorizing an interlocal agreement with the city of Fife regarding reciprocal use of recreational facilities.
- Agreement for the Joint Use of Facilities between The Seattle School District No. 1 and Seattle Parks and Recreation - Includes Joint Use Agreement, Appendices, and Schools in Pools
- Sedro-Woolley Shared Facility Agreement () with Sedro-Woolley School District No. 101, 2008 - No termination date.
- Skagit County and Skagit Valley College - An agreement () to coordinate recreational activity fields and courts (5-95).
- Vashon-Maury Island Park and Recreation District and Vashon Island School District No. 402 interlocal agreement for joint use of facilities, creates framework for cooperation, rev. 2003; 2003-2005 working guidelines attached ().
- Bellevue and Bellevue School District - Bellevue Resolution 5840 () adopting a joint resolution with the Bellevue School District to create a partnership to meet the needs of the community by focusing on schools as community resource centers (12-94).
- Colville, Spokane Community College, Colville School District - Inter-Governmental Cooperation Agreement () Recreation Programming in the City of Colville, #A101.24.129, revised 9-93.
- Peninsula School District, Gig Harbor, and Pierce County Agreement to form a joint board for intergovernmental cooperation to provide resources to provide efficient, cost-effective recreation service, 6-03.
- Pierce County Companionship Program - a cooperative effort with the Peninsula, Puyallup, Sumner, and White River School Districts, and other local parks and recreation departments.
- Thurston County, Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater - Specialized Recreation for persons with developmental and or physical disabilities.