Wylie Park Master Plan

Wylie Park Master Plan Update

About the plan

Wylie Park is, and always has been, a family fun destination for all ages, both for local citizens and for tourists alike. The last comprehensive master plan completed for Wylie Park was in 1987. Since that time, multiple planning studies have been completed for a number of different areas within the park including the expansion of the campground, the Circle of Flags area and for the ongoing development of Storybook Land and the Land of Oz. The Wylie Park Master Plan is being completed to develop a clear and prioritized strategy to combine all of the previous planning studies into one comprehensive plan.  Public input on the preliminary draft of the master plan is critical to the success in implementing the plan.

Wylie Park is an outstanding attraction for Aberdeen but there are many opportunities to make it even better. The staff of the Aberdeen Parks, Recreation Department, along with the planning firm Confluence, has developed a draft of the master plan that covers a variety of areas including improvements to the lake and beach area, Circle of Flags area, Storybook Land, Campground, zoo area and other general improvements within the park. We want to hear from the public on their opinions about the proposed improvements outlined in the draft of the plan. Public comments and ideas regarding the plan will help us to better understand if there is community support for the proposed improvements and for the continued development of Wylie Park. The purpose of the planning process is to establish priorities and funding strategies for park improvements for today and into the future.

The Planning Process

The final draft of the master plan is available online (linked below) and a copy of the plan is available for viewing at the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department office and the K O Lee Aberdeen Public Library. The Aberdeen Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department residents provided feedback on the park master plan by completing an online survey and by participating in stakeholders meetings and open house which was held on March 20, 2019.  Over 300 residents participated in the online survey and participated in the public meetings. Thank you to everyone that participated in the planning process.  The plan will be presented to the Aberdeen Parks and Recreation Board meeting on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) at the Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center (ARCC) - 225 3rd Ave SE.