Clark Lake Park Expansion 00

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 Kent is seeking to acquire 44 acres of land located adjacent to the existing Clark Lake Park. This acquisition would allow the City to own 94.8% of the area surrounding this wildlife habitat area bringing the City’s total land ownership to 133 acres. The City sees this park as the focal point of its extensive park system and would be adjacent to the new “Town Center” to be located in the area. This purchase would greatly enhance the educational and passive recreation use opportunities for the residents of this rapidly growing South King County. Future plans also call for purchasing the remaining land to the the north and south, making the City the sole owner of all land surrounding the lake which will guarantee the water quality and greater protection of this fragile ecosystem.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Kent Parks, Rec & Comm Serv Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $500,000.00 Applicant Match: $2,900,000.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: King Legislative District: 47 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 00-1397

Location Details

From I-5 north, exit Kent-Des Moines Road and head east. This road will turn into SR 516. Follow this through Kent onto the esat Hill. At 132ndSt, turn left. Continue down this road until 240th St SW. Turn left and head to 120th SW. Property in on the North-West corner. GPS parking lot Lat: 47.38660 N Long: 122.17424 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.