Huse/Soos Creek Property 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

The City of Kent used this grant to acquire two parcels of land totaling 33.7 acres next to Soos Creek to serve as a trailhead to the regional Soos Creek trail and serve as a passive community park for residents in the Panther Lake area of Kent. The property is located within the City limits, in the newly annexed area of Panther Lake. By acquiring the property, the City is able to provide community park elements to an underserved area within the city while providing additional connectivity by enhancing access to the Soos Creek trail. The primary recreation provided by this project is for passive recreation with some active elements and regional trail access.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Kent Parks, Rec & Comm Serv Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $789,859.31 Applicant Match: $789,859.31 Project Type: Acquisition County: King Legislative District: 47 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 12-1525

Location Details

Take SR-167 to Highway 18 East. Get off on the Green River Community College Exit and take a right. After going back over Highway 18 and going up a slight hill you will reach the first stop light. Take a right onto 132nd Ave SE. Follow this road until you come to SE 216th st, and take a right onto that road. The property will be on your right. The address is 13417 SE 216th Street, Kent, WA 98042.

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.