OneBothell is waking up after its long nap, following the four years it worked to protect the Wayne Golf Course from development. Now that the City has completed acquisition of these 89 acres of open space, OneBothell is reinventing itself to identify how best to help the City as it begins planning for the development of the former Wayne Golf Course into a spectacular regional park. Planning is needed to maximize this precious one-of-a-kind endowment to the citizens of our region. OneBothell is again taking a leadership role in bringing the voice of the community to the City and assisting the City with communicating to the public.
We are currently recruiting new Board members for OneBothell with the intent of growing our organization into an active force for advocating, planning, education and stewardship.
Commitments and responsibilities include a willingness to attend monthly Board meetings and occasional City meetings, participate in the visioning process for development, and make practical decisions regarding civic and volunteer projects benefiting the park. OneBothell functions as a conduit between the City and area residents to maximize the park’s potential. In addition to decision-making, Board members will likely be involved with planning or implementing volunteer opportunities at the park, as well as determining and pursuing grant opportunities.
We are looking for people with one or more of these interests or abilities:
- Civic Enthusiasm—solidarity/networking/passion
- Communication—written and spoken/social media/web skills
- Financial—bookkeeping/accounting/grant writing
- Environmental—biology/botany/zoology, etc.
- Recreation—parks and recreation hands-on experience/outdoor enthusiasts/nature lovers
Appointment is a three-year (renewable) term, although initial terms may be staggered and subsequently shorter.
If you are interested or want more information, please contact Roger Burton at firstname.lastname@example.org
Additionally, the Board has determined that helping residents become familiar with the potential of the property is a powerful way we can help the City of Bothell’s Parks and Recreation Department. Formal planning for the property will include citizen input, so the more we know, the more effective our help.
For that reason, OneBothell will conduct monthly walking tours of the property. The tours—RAIN OR SHINE—will be approximately one hour long, free, and open to everyone—all ages and dogs on leashes.
Our second walk is scheduled for Saturday, September 28 at 10:00 a.m. Stay tuned for additional information.