Auburn’s New Park Along the River

July 3, 2019

Auburn receives $500,000 WWRP grant to build a 14.73-acre community park at 104th Avenue Southeast along the Green River.

Excerpt: The city proposes to develop the Green River site into a community park to expand and create safe public access to the river for water-based recreation activities. Plans for the new community park include a 34-stall parking lot, improved access to the river, a .68-mile soft-surface trail looping through the site and added park amenities, such as a picnic shelter, interpretive kiosk, signs, drinking fountain and restroom.

The city also will remove invasive plants and replant native species. The land is a mix of forest and invasive species, and river access is by an unimproved path. The only parking is along a narrow shoulder on a curved road. On any given sunny day, there are dozens of cars parked precariously along the road, which people use to get to the river and its sandy beach.

Read the full piece in Auburn’s Reporter.