Covington SoCo Park – Phase 2

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 Covington will use this grant to buy the two remaining parcels, totaling 2.25 acres, for a critical expansion of the existing 3-acre SoCo Park. SoCo Park is a neighborhood park located adjacent to the newly developing downtown area of the city between Jenkins Creek and Wax Road, King County. This expansion will provide passive recreation opportunities to neighboring communities such as trails, picnicking, open lawn areas for informal play, play equipment and gathering areas. The primary recreation opportunity provided by this project will be passive recreation.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Covington City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: 592362 Applicant Match: 592363 Project Type: Acquisition County: King Legislative District: 47 Status: Active RCO Project # 16-1680

Location Details

From State Highway 18 head east on SE 272nd Street. Turn right (south) on Wax Road, travel for 0.4 mile and site will be on your left, directly across the street from Covington Elementary school.

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.