104th Ave SE Green River Park Development

Category Overview

Local Parks grants help protect these symbols of vibrant communities, providing places for families to gather and play and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle in an era when people spend increasing amounts of their time inside. The WWRP is the largest source of local parks funding in Washington, helping communities fund the acquisition, development, and renovation of vital recreation areas and green spaces.

Project Highlights

The City of Auburn will use this grant to develop a community park at 104th Avenue Southeast, near the Green River. The 14.73-acre park will include parking, improved access to the river, pathways through the site, a picnic shelter, interpretive kiosk and signs, drinking fountain, and a restroom. People are using the site to get to the river and sandy beach but parking is limited and on a narrow shoulder of a curved road. The community is eager to have this scenic site developed into a park with improved access and parking. Auburn will contribute $626,251 in park impact fees and potentially a grant from the state Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Auburn City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $ 500,000.00 Applicant Match: $ 626,251.00 Project Type: Development County: King Legislative District: 47 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-1990

Location Details

From SR 167 take the 15th Street NW Exit, and head east on 15th Street NW. Once you cross Auburn Way North 15th Street turns into Harvey Road NE. Continue on Harvey Road NE and turn Left onto 8th Street NE. After you cross the Green River turn left onto 104th Ave SE. The site is approximately 1/4 mile north of the intersection of 8th Street NE and 104th Ave SE.

What is the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.