Riverview Park Development 06

Category Overview

Washington is famous for its gorgeous and abundant waterways, from the Salish Sea to the Nisqually River, but many communities lack open public beaches and waterfronts where everyone can enjoy picnicking, swimming, paddling, boating, and angling. Water Access projects fund public shoreline access, boat launches, and fishing docks to create more opportunities for water recreation.

Project Highlights

Kent will use this grant to develop a 15-acre waterfront park with a car-top boat launch, accessible fishing areas, picnic tables, a restroom, a picnic shelter, a 75-stall parking lot, and trails. The grant also will restore Riparian Protection and side-channel salmon habitat. Kent has identified a need for public access to the Green River, which flows on the south and west sides of the park. The project will double the recreation opportunities for boat launching, accessible fishing, and bank fishing.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Kent City of Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: 300000 Applicant Match: 1332000 Project Type: Development County: King Legislative District: 33 Status: Not Implemented RCO Project # Jun-09

Location Details

Driving north on I-5, take the Kent-DesMoines Exit and turn right onto Kent-Des Moines Road. Turn right onto Washington Avenue. Turn left onto Hawley Road. Hawley Road dead ends into the park and the Green River Trail

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.