Kenneydell Park Phase 2 Development

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

Kenneydell Park is one of 3 freshwater swim areas in Thurston County. Over 90,000 people visited the part in its first year of operation. The acquisition of this addition in 1997 increased the Kenneydell Park site from 18 acres to 41 acres. This site will provide for much needed additional parking, provide for additional picnic areas and trails, and provide for one softball and one soccer field. it features Fish Pond Creek, which runs through the center of the property. There is approximately 5 acres of forested wetlands associated with the creek. The site is close in proximity to Black Lake Elementary School. No other parks are located in the area. This project will meet the need for additional recreational facilities for Kenneydell Park and provide for much needed athletic fields in the county.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Thurston County Parks & Rec Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $300,000.00 Applicant Match: $464,549.00 Project Type: Acquisition & Development County: Thurston Legislative District: 35 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 98-1201

Location Details

Directions to Kenneydell Park Take Highway 101 off I-5. Exit onto Black Lake Boulevard southbound. Proceed approximately 2 miles, then turn left onto the Black Lake-Belmore Road. Follow the Black Lake-Belmore Road approximately 2 miles. Turn right onto 66th. At the sharp curve to the left, 66th will become known as Fairview Road. Kenneydell County Park entrance is 600 feet after the curve on the right.

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.