Kent Memorial Park Renovation

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 will use this grant to help renovate Kent Memorial Park by replacing a grass baseball field with an artificial turf, multipurpose field. The City also will replace lighting, bleachers, and a restroom. In addition, the City will renovate two smaller softball fields north of the main field to maximize opportunities in the area. Kent will contribute more than $4.7 million in cash and a grant from RCO’s Youth Athletic Facilities program.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Kent City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $500,000.00 Applicant Match: $4,740,000.00 Project Type: Development County: King Legislative District: 33 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1254

Location Details

Take Central Ave exit off 167 (north/south bound) travel 1 mile south on Central Ave. Park is on the east side of Central Ave.

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.