Every six years Whatcom County updates the Park, Recreation & Open Space Plan as required by the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office to be considered for grant funding. The current plan was last updated in 2016. Because of complexities caused in part from impacts of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the planned update for the 2016 CPROS was delayed. Work to update the plan continued through 2023, and final adoption by the County Council is anticipated in early 2024. Once approved, the plan will help drive priorities and planning for the next six years.