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.
TRAIL USERS PLEASE NOTE: Interurban Trail to close as part of 228th St. improvements - LEARN MORE HERE
Green River TrailAmenities:
- Bicycle trail
- Easy effort
- Green River Trail
- Kent Valley Loop Trails
- King County Regional Trail
- Paved surface
- Walking trail
10.46 miles in Kent
The Green River Trail in Kent runs along the east bank of the Green River, from Briscoe Park at S. 190th St. south to Green River Road. Sections of Frager Road on the west bank of the river also function as part of this popular regional trail. It is a key component of the Kent Valley Loop Trails system. View Mt. Rainier and many bird & wildlife species along the river's course. Trail has benches, a variety of parks with restrooms, picnic areas, and public art.
Please practice safety, courtesy and common sense on the trail. Comply with all posted notices and signs. Thank you.
TRAIL ACCESS and PARKING (North to South):
- Briscoe Park
- Three Friends Fishing Hole Park
- Van Doren's Landing Park
- Russell Woods Park
- Neely-Soames Historic Homestead
- Hogan Park at Russell Road
- West Meeker Street and Frager Road (by golf course and bridge)
- Old Fishing Hole
- Riverview Park
- Foster Park
ATTENTION, TRAIL USERS: Van Doren's Landing Park will be relocated * as part of the continuing improvement work to the Green River levee system.
King County conducts ongoing maintenance and repairs to the levee which affect this trail.
Visit the King County Green River Levee System Maintenancepage for updates on levee maintenance or repairs affecting the trail. You can also follow #GreenRiverTrail @KCDNRP on Twitter and like the King County Rivers Facebook page.
* Kent's Green River Levee Improvement Program includes inspecting the levee along the east side of the Green River and rebuilding or improving the levee as needed. Call City of Kent Construction Management at (253) 856-5546 for more information.
This is a King County Regional Trail, maintained in cooperation with Kent Parks, Recreation and Community Services. The Green River Trail winds more than 19 miles from Cecil Moses Park near Seattle’s south boundary to North Green River Park in south Kent near Auburn. The GRT follows the Green River through industrial lands at the Duwamish Waterway in Tukwila to the broad Green River Valley. The trail provides excellent views and access to the Green River and surrounding river valley. The trail is paved with some short roadway segments.