Lake Boren Park

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 Lake Boren Park project is a development project of an existing 18.2 acre park. Lake Boren Park serves as the only community park in the City of Newcastle. The purpose of this project is to expand the recreational opportunities to meet level of service standards. Phase I development of Lake Boren Park would include adding a basketball court, two tennis courts, a volleyball court, restrooms and drinking fountains. Additionally, a large picnic shelter, tables, benches and a barbecue would be added. Because of the increase in recreational use, 26 additional parking spaces would be added.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Newcastle City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $268,063.00 Applicant Match: $306,755.30 Project Type: Development County: King Legislative District: 41 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 96-1218

Location Details

Southwest corner of Lake Boren. Take I-405 north from Renton to Coal Creek Parkway Exit. Turn right, go approximately 3 miles to park direction sign at south end of lake. Turn right, then right again to parks.

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.