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.
The expansion of the Kent East Hill Skatepark, aka East Hill “X” Park, is the result of a unique public/private partnership between the City of Kent and the owners of an adjacent assisted living housing complex to expand the proposed two acre skatepark and create a multi-generational community park. This additional acre of donated land will allow staff to design areas that will expand the exiting two acre site and provide additional amenities that will reach across generational borders and be used by the entire Kent community, seniors living in the facility and their families. Additional amenities include, age appropriate climbing rocks, walking trail, raised garden areas, lawn bowling, bocce ball, gazebo and additional benches and picnic tables.