The future site of a 33-acre park in Kent near 132nd Avenue SE and SE 216th Street. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent

The future site of a 33-acre park in Kent near 132nd Avenue SE and SE 216th Street. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent

Kent sets public meetings about new East Hill Community Park

Parks staff wants to know what residents want on the 33-acre site in Panther Lake area

Residents can give Kent city parks staff input at two public meetings about development of the new East Hill North Community in the Panther Lake area.

Staff wants to know what people want to see in the new park on 33 acres near 132nd Avenue SE and SE 216th Street.

The site offers beautiful views of Mount Rainier plus it provides a critical connection to the Soos Creek Regional Trail.

Phase 1 of this project includes parking, utilities, restroom, shelter, children’s play area with nature-based play, nature trails, and ecological restoration consisting of native meadows, forests, and wetlands.

The City Council is asking the state Legislature for $2 million this session to help pay for the new park.

Give your input at upcoming meetings:

• Tuesday, Jan. 17 (2 to 6 p.m.) at Panther Lake Safeway, 20830 108th Ave. SE

• Saturday, Jan. 21 (open design sessions at 10 a.m. and noon at Sunrise Elementary School cafeteria, 22300 132nd Ave. SE


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