Three Friends Fishing Hole Development

Category Overview

Trails grants help communities and recreation areas fund the creation and improvement of trails for walking, hiking, cycling, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. These grants help make communities more livable, create regional trails systems, and open up beautiful outdoor spaces for people to enjoy. WWRP is the largest source of trail support in the state of Washington.

Project Highlights

The project is for the acquisition of 9.24 acres of land, the construction of a new trailhead and 1/2 mile of trail for the Green River Regional Trail including, picnic shelter/restroom, 37 car parking lot, accessible fishing area, and native plant landscaping/buffer/greenbelt. The accessible trail will allow fishing close to the river. Currently slopes of 1.5:1 make bank fishing inaccessible. This will be the only accessible fishing area on the Green River. The stretch of the greenbelt is very open and this project will establish a native plant greenbelt along the trail and river corridor to buffer the adjacent industrial area. The Boeing Company is donating nearly $1.8 million in property towards this project.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Kent Parks, Rec & Comm Serv Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $300,000.00 Applicant Match: $410,000.00 Project Type: Acquisition & Development County: King Legislative District: 11, 33 Status: Active Completed RCO Project # 00-1295

Location Details

From I-5, take the Orillia Road exit, and turn east onto Orillia Road. Head down the hill, the road becomes 212th St. You can not turn left onto Russell Road, so go past the site, turn left onto the new road (the first left), do a U-turn. Turn right onto Russell Road and park at the barricade. The land from 212th to 196th St., on the east side of the Green River Trail, from the OHW of the river 200 feet east is the land donation.

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.