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Old Fishing Hole

Old Fishing Hole Totem
Old Fishing Hole Totem
5.7 acres
24945 Frager Road, south of W. Meeker Street

The Old Fishing Hole is a haven for young (under age 14) anglers.  It has parking, public art, picnic areas, trails and benches, and a seasonal portable restroom.  Adults can bait the hook and even cast the line, but then they must hand the pole over to the child to land The Big One.  Every year in May, the pond is stocked with close to 1,500 fish by the Rotary Club of Kent for the annual Youth Fishing Experience, sponsored by Kent Parks, Recreation & Community Services.  An honor system is used to control over-fishing; the limit is five fish per child per Washington State Fishing and Wildlife Regulations.

The park was developed as a juvenile fishing pond with grand opening ceremonies held during fishing season in 1989.  It is listed in the Washington State Department of Game’s Juvenile Fishing Guide.  A totem pole, Cedar and Salmon, was dedicated in 1992 during a potlatch celebration with local Muckleshoot and Duwamish tribes, dignitaries and the public.