Parks and Recreation Facilities

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UPDATED: May 4, 5:00pm

As announced in the Governor’s plan to reopen Washington, outdoor recreation will partially reopen on Tuesday, May 5; at Kent Parks, this includes both recreational fishing and golfing. On May 5, the boat launch and dock at Lake Meridian Park will reopen for recreational fishing use, as will the boat launch at Lake Fenwick Park. In addition, Riverbend Golf Complex will reopen the 18-hole golf course! 

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.

Kent parks and trails are open for walking, running, and enjoying nature. Park visitors are asked to use open spaces and trails responsibly: practice social distancing (6 feet from anyone), bring hand sanitizer, and take all belongings and trash home. Closed amenities include playgrounds, sports courts (tennis, basketball, pickleball, wiffle ball, etc.), athletic complexes, restrooms, dog parks, skate parks and picnic shelters, etc.  Most of these closed amenities are out in the open and cannot be fully secured or locked. Kent Parks is asking the public to honor this closure notice as part of the community’s collective response and individual responsibility to keep everyone safe. If it’s crowded and social distancing is difficult to maintain, please choose another trail or go to a different park.

Kent Parks with large trails within the park:

  • Clark Lake Park
  • Lake Fenwick
  • Mill Creek Park
  • 277th Trail
  • Frager Road Trail

Regional Trails within Kent Park’s System include:

  • Green River Trail (owned/operated by City of Kent)
  • Puget Power Trail (owned/operated by City of Kent)

Please Note: King County Parks and Trails are still closed. Kent Parks is allowing access to large lawn spaces, paths in parks and larger trail systems within parks, as well as access to regional trail systems owned and operated by the City of Kent.  

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

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6.10 miles in Kent

A section of the Interurban Trail will close as part of 228th St. Improvements.

UPDATE:  The Interurban Trail through the 228th construction is currently open to through traffic. This is a temporary reopening and the trail is expected to close again as construction continues.

SEE DETOUR ROUTE BELOW and LEARN MORE HERE

The Interurban Trail in Kent continues from Tukwila at South 180th Street, running straight through the city to South 277th Street, and continuing on to Auburn. Paralleling Union Pacific Railroad to its east, the trail connects pedestrians and bicyclists to neighboring communities, work and shopping. The trail is maintained by each city it passes through. Kent has several parks along the Interurban, which is a also key component of the Kent Valley Loop Trails system.

Interurban Trail sign at Uplands

Starting Monday, April 15, 2019 the Interurban Trail along the Union Pacific Railroad between James Street and the Connector Trail south of 212th Street will be closed until late 2020. This closure is necessary for the continued work on the 228th street grade separation and overpass project.  

The work includes installation of stone column ground improvements, installation of bridge shafts, construction of a new waterline, construction of the bridge, installation of large storm water vaults, construction of embankments and retaining walls, roadway and barriers. 

There are times when the roadway at the trail crossing is not affected by the construction for several weeks or months. During those periods of time, the trail will be open and we will alert the public via Facebook, Twitter and Nextdoor.

DETOUR ROUTE

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TRAIL ACCESS and PARKING - Private vehicle access and parking is limited in Kent's northern commercial corridor.

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This is a King County Regional Trail. The south segment of the Interurban Trail links the cities of Tukwila, Kent, Auburn, Algona, and Pacific along a nearly straight 15-mile alignment that follows the historic Interurban rail line. The trail starts at Fort Dent Way just south of Fort Dent Park in Tukwila and then immediately crosses over the Green River. The alignment traverses a variety of landscapes with views of many regional activities as it follows the BNSF Railway through historic industrial areas and suburban lands before crossing the broad Green River Valley. Access is provided to Southcenter, Renton Junction, downtown Kent, the Emerald Downs racetrack in Auburn, and the communities of Algona and Pacific. The Interurban intersects the Green River Trail in Tukwila and again in south Kent.

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