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.
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.