Valley Floor Community Park Acquisition

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

Acquisition of 42.98 acres of relatively undeveloped land for future development of a community park, with both active and passive recreation opportunities. The site is located on the west bank of the Green River and is an important addition to the existing Green River Greenbelt due to its wildlife value in the corridor, scenic views, and recreation opportunities. Access to the park is off South 212th Street, a major arterial, and pedestrian/bicycle trail via the Green River Trail and South 212th Street underpass. There is a great need in the City of Kent for trailhead facilities for Green River Trail access, access to the river for fishing, group picnic shelters, and athletic fields. This acquisition can satisfy all of these needs.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Kent Parks, Rec & Comm Serv Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $216,750.43 Applicant Match: $216,750.43 Project Type: Acquisition County: King Legislative District: 33 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 99-1113

Location Details

From I-5 take the Orillia Road Exit, go east toward Kent. Orillia Road becomes South 212 Street at the bottom of the hill. The site is located on the northwest corner of South 212 Street and Frager Road on the west bank of the Green River.

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.