Did you know that Cosmopolis has more parks per capita than any other city in Grays Harbor by a large margin?
For every 275 people in Cosmopolis, there is a city park nearby.
These figures do not include the boat launch location, which has been a goal of numerous officials, including myself, to bring into city control in the future.
For reference, it would take the City of Aberdeen having 60+ parks to get close to the same figure and while Seattle features 485 parks currently, it would take 2250 to match Cosi.
My intent is to use this asset more effectively by enhancing and promoting the green spaces that Cosi residents already have access to. As with parks in any city, funding is limited, but using local resources, online assets, and cost-saving measures – funding options that don’t require new taxes or obtrusive fees – we can increase public cognizance.
|Aberdeen||16||16,896||1 park per||1056||residents|
|Hoquiam||13||8,726||1 park per||671||residents|
|Cosmopolis||6||1,649||1 park per||275||residents|
|Montesano||5||3,976||1 park per||795||residents|
|Elma||2||3,107||1 park per||1554||residents|
|McCleary||3||1,653||1 park per||551||residents|
|Oakville||1||684||1 park per||684||residents|
|Ocean Shores||5||5,569||1 park per||1114||residents|
|Westport||3||2,099||1 park per||700||residents|
|Seattle||485||608,660||1 park per||1255||residents|
*Figures based on online resources and conversations with local cities, and based off of U.S. Census data from 2010.