Parks and Recreation Facilities

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UPDATED: June 22, 5:30pm

On May 5, the boat launch and dock at Lake Meridian Park, as well as the boat launch at Lake Fenwick Park, reopened for recreational fishing use. In addition, Riverbend Golf Complex reopened the 18-hole golf course! 

As of Friday, June 19, 2020, King County was approved for Phase 2 of Washington State’s Safe Start Plan.

Kent parks, trails, boat launches, and fishing docks re-opened in Phase 1 and the modified Phase 1.5. Now fully in Phase 2, more elements of Kent parks and outdoor recreation re-open today.

Please limit your stay so others can enjoy our parks as well. Sanitize hands before and after your visit, and continue to socially distance yourself from other park users. If social distancing is hard to maintain, please choose another park or trail to enjoy.

Effective immediately, the following amenities are now OPEN:

·     PLAYGROUNDS
·     RESTROOMS
·     SKATE PARKS
·     CLIMBING PINNACLE/BOULDER AT ARBOR HEIGHTS 360
·     BASKETBALL COURTS
·     TENNIS COURTS

Please note that playgrounds are NOT sanitized.

The restrooms at Scenic Hill Park and Mill Creek Canyon Earthworks Park will continue to be closed at this time due to maintenance and repairs.

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TRAIL USERS PLEASE NOTE:  Interurban Trail to close as part of 228th St. improvements - LEARN MORE HERE

  • Lake Meridian Park

    Lk Meridian lakefront playground
    1. Address:14800 SE 272nd Street
      Kent, WA 98042
    2. Phone:253-856-5000
    Amenities:
    1. BBQ grill
    2. Boat launch
    3. Drinking fountain
    4. Fishing
    5. Lawn area / Open space
    6. Parking
    7. Picnic shelter
    8. Picnic table
    9. Play equipment
    10. Public art
    11. Restrooms
    12. Showers
    13. Summer season Lifeguards
    14. Swimming
    15. Wheelchair access
    Categories:
    1. Aquatics
    2. Park
    3. Park and Ballfield Rentals
    4. Trail

Icon_Barbecue BBQ GrillIcon_Boat LaunchIcon_Drinking FountainIcon_FishingIcon_ParkingIcon_Picnic Shelter REDIcon_Picnic TableIcon_Play EquipmentIcon_Public ArtIcon_RestroomsIcon_ShowersIcon_SwimmingIcon_Walking TrailIcon_Wheelchair Access

16.02 acres

Lake Meridian is open year-round. Opening times of park entrance gates and restrooms vary throughout the year based upon available daylight. Signs with specific hours are posted at the entrance to the park.

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Standard Park Rules


PUBLIC SWIMMING:

  • Swimming is allowed only in designated areas.
  • All children aged six years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Use floaties, air mattresses, swim toys, pool noodles, etc. only in the shallow area.
  • No alcohol or cannabis allowed in the park.
  • All dogs must be on a leash at all times.
  • No dogs on the beach, in the water, or on the dock.
  • No smoking, running or pushing, or "horseplay" on the dock.

Lifeguards:

  • On duty daily from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. during our summer beach season. Stay tuned for 2020 operating dates! 
  • Life Vest Loaner Program - during lifeguard hours, life vests can be checked out for FREE at the Beach Office near the bathhouse.

Lk Meridian dock drone shot 

Lk Meridian kid fishing


PUBLIC FISHING:

The Lake Meridian public boat launch will reopen for recreational fishing use on Tuesday, May 5 at 7:00am as announced in the Governor's plan to partially reopen outdoor recreation. In addition, the Lake Meridian dock will also be accessible for recreational fishing use.
Please Note: While the boat launch access and rear parking lot will reopen at Lake Meridian Park, the main parking lot and all other parking lots for our Parks will remain closed. 

Washington State Fishing Information and Regulations

Lk Meridian dock fishing


PUBLIC BOAT LAUNCH:

The Lake Meridian public boat launch will reopen for recreational fishing use on Tuesday, May 5 at 7:00am as announced in the Governor's plan to partially reopen outdoor recreation. In addition, the Lake Meridian dock will also be accessible for recreational fishing use. 
Please Note: While the boat launch access and rear parking lot will reopen at Lake Meridian Park, the main parking lot and all other parking lots for our Parks will remain closed.

NOTE: The boat launch ticketing machine is currently OUT OF ORDER.
Until the ticketing machine is replaced, all users can launch free of charge.

  • $5.00 to Use
  • $50 Annual Pass available at Kent Commons
  • Pay at the ticket machine before launching your vessel.
  • Place the receipt in your vehicle where it is plainly visible. Call Kent Commons at 253-856-5000 with questions.

Lk Meridian Boat Launch machine

Washington State Boating Information and Regulations

Lake Meridian Boating Rules:

  • All boaters should wear life vests for safety. 
  • Exhaust must be muffled or underwater.
  • No reckless and/or negligent operation.
  • No remote-controlled watercraft from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m.
  • All vessels operating after sundown must have running lights on.

All Vessels (except Motorized Personal Watercraft*):

  • May access the lake daily.
  • May tie your vessel to the boarding float only to launch and retrieve it.
  • May operate 8-35 MPH between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
  • May not exceed posted speed limit of 0-8 MPH between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m.
  • When exceeding 8 MPH, must be 200 feet from shore and 100 feet from other vessels and swimmers.
  • When exceeding 8 MPH, must travel in counterclockwise direction only.
  • Must adhere to all posted rules and regulations for vessels.

*Motorized Personal Watercraft (Jet Skis, Ski Doos, etc.):

  • May operate 0-8 mph any day except during hours of darkness.
  • Maximum speed is 8 mph from September 16th through May 15th.
  • May operate 8-35 mph ONLY between the hours of 12:00 noon and 6:00 p.m. on EVEN numbered days of the calendar from May 16th through September 15th.

Waterskiing (defined as being towed behind a vessel in any manner):

  • Permitted daily.
  • Dawn to 9 am: speeds 0–8 mph
  • 9 am to 6:00 pm: speeds 8–35 mph
  • 6 pm to dusk: speeds 0–8 mph
  • Must adhere to all posted rules and regulations for waterskiing.

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