Chestnut Ridge Park Acquisition

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

With this project, the City of Kent proposes the acquisition of 2.68 acres of gently sloping pasture land for future development into a neighborhood park. The project area was annexed into Kent in April 1993. With the exception of an elementary school across the street, the area is void of any park areas. The site is situated in a densely populated neighborhood and has view areas of the Green River Valley and Olympic Mountains. There is tremendous support for the acquisition and development of a park to serve this neighborhood. In 1996, several community ad hoc meetings and two public hearings were held to determine the type of park the citizens wanted. Three additional ad hoc meetings and two public hearings were held this year to finalize the master plan for this property. Future development may include picnic shelter/restroom, parking, play equipment, tennis and sports courts, walking trails, parking, landscaping, and open space lawn areas.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Kent Parks, Rec & Comm Serv Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $187,464.00 Applicant Match: $191,694.51 Project Type: Acquisition County: King Legislative District: 11 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 99-1025

Location Details

North on SR 167 through Kent to South 212th Street; turn right on South 212th Street heading east (South 212th turns into SE 208th Street; turn left at 108th Avenue SE heading north; turn left at SE 204th Street; go to bottom of the hill where 204th deadends at 100th Avenue SE. Driveway to the property is directly straight ahead across 100th Avenue 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.