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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INTERURBAN TRAIL USERS, PLEASE NOTE:  Access and use may be impacted by the South 228th Street Improvements project managed by the Kent Public Works Department - 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.

Please park at:

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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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