Morrill Meadows/E. Hill Park Connection

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

This project is for the acquisition of 3.17 acres to expand and connect East Hill and Morrill Meadows Parks – two existing parks – in the City of Kent’s east hill. The acquisition of these properties has long been a priority for the City’s Parks Department in order to create a community park to serve this rapidly growing area, which is currently deficit in park facilities. Future development will include development of ADA accessible walking trails, a multi-purpose softball/soccer area, two pickle ball courts, a second tennis court, and a picnic shelter/restroom facility. This project will help meet the east hill residents’ needs for parks and outdoor recreation.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Kent Parks, Rec & Comm Serv Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $275,660.00 Applicant Match: $275,661.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: King Legislative District: 47 Status: Active Completed RCO Project # 02-1175

Location Details

From I-5, exit 149, turn east (down hill) 3.5 miles to "T" at Central, turn left/north to Smith, then right/east to 104th SE, then Left/north to SE 248th, then right/east on SE248th to the 10900 Block (immediatly past/east of Morrill Meadows Park. On left/north side.

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.