Canterbury Neighborhood Park

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

This project is for the acquisition and development of a 2.08 acre parcel for a neighborhood park. Development will include playground equipment, park furniture, area lighting, shelter, pickleball court, tether ball, volleyball, landscaping, pathways and fencing. The undeveloped site is fairly level, and open with a few mature native trees. The site is located in the center of the Canterbury neighborhood on Kent’s east hill. The service area, which is primarily single-family residential housing, is bordered by several major arterials including James Street on the north, 104th on the east, and Kent-Kangley Road on the southwest. Residents of the Canterbury Neighborhood approached the Kent City Council with great concern for lack of recreational opportunities for their children and families in a safe, accessible location. Walnut Grove, a third acre lawn area with picnic tables is the only park within the service area. Parks located outside of the service area require the users to cross major arterials and are dangerous for participants to access. The acquisition and development of this site is important to the citizens and leaders of Kent.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Kent Parks, Rec & Comm Serv Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: 268902 Applicant Match: 268903 Project Type: Acquisition & Development County: King Legislative District: 47 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 00-1303

Location Details

From I-5 or Hwy 167, go east on Kent-Des Moines Road (Willis Street); turn north onto Central Avenue; turn east onto James Street; turn south onto 100th Avenue. The site is on the west side of the street. Street in front of the entrance on 100th Ave SE Lat: 47.38295 N Long: 122.20746 W

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.