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 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.