Morrill Meadows Park 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

This project is the development of 13.11 acres to expand the 5 acre East Hill Park neighborhood park which was acquired and developed with the assistance of IAC. Development will create a community park to serve the rapidly growing east hill area which has a deficit of community parks facilities. The project will help meet the need on east hill for nature trails, group picnic shelters, restrooms, multi-use space, play equipment and parking for large group activities. The intended use preserves the forest and small wetland areas by while allowing ADA accessible trails through the sensitive areas to control access and provide interpretive opportunities.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Kent Parks, Rec & Comm Serv Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $300,000.00 Applicant Match: $434,289.00 Project Type: Development County: King Legislative District: 47 Status: Active Completed RCO Project # 96-1224

Location Details

Take Kent Des Moines exit off of Interstate 5 and proceed east to S. Central. Turn left on S. Central and then right on Smith Street. Go to the top of the hill and turn left on 104th Avenue SE. Turn right on S 248th Street for approximately one block. The park site will be on your left.

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.