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 proposed project is the acquisition and development of two acres of undeveloped land for the construction of the “X”, or eXtreme park on the East Hill of Kent. The park will consist of sporting elements such as a skateboard park, a BMX halfpipe and other bicycle amenities, a rollerblade hockey arena and a sport climbing monolith. The site will also have parking and a restroom/picnic shelter. The park is intended for all age groups and skill levels in each sport. There is incredibly strong community support for this project from all user groups as well as the general public. This site allows the City to address all the sporting needs of the community in a centrally located area of Kent where 80% of the City’s population resides. There is no other park like in the state or the in the country. This development will set the precedent for the development of a multi-use facility that incorporates such diverse sports and user groups while allowing the general public a venue to educate and appreciate these “extreme” sporting activities.