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


Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@kentreporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.kentreporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in Life

Photos by Robert Whale, Auburn Reporter
Colie Brooks at work learning how to integrate wing flaps into her landing procedure on a simulator at the GRC Aviation Center.
Careers take flight at Green River College’s aviation program

For much of the flight from the Renton Airport over South King… Continue reading

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

t
Ice Cube to headline Legends of the West concert March 4 in Kent

Lineup includes Bone Thugs N Harmony, Xzibit, Tha Dogg Pound featuring Kurupt and The Luniz

High Priest Kalu and High Preistess Syleena “Call The Corners,” a small ritual where a candle is lit at each direction of the Earth as the elements of each direction is called upon. Here they call on the guardian of the watchtower of the South, represented by red which symbolizes fire. Photo by Bailey Jo Josie/Sound Publishing.
Yule in the PNW: How witches, pagans, Wiccans celebrate winter holidays

Winter Solstice marks the shortest day of the year, which has been celebrated for thousands of years all over the world. Have you ever wondered how modern witches like to celebrate?

Hilde at her 103rd birthday party. Photo by Alex Bruell.
Lessons from Hilde, who fled Nazi Germany for a better life

Here’s a few things my great-aunt would have liked you to know.

t
Rainier Youth Choirs to present holiday sing-along concert in Kent

Sunday, Dec. 11 at New Hope Presbyterian Church

t
Trees light up during annual Kent Winterfest ceremony

It’s a celebration at Town Square Plaza

t
Kent-based Puget Sound Fire’s Toys for Joy program seeks donations

Drop off new, unwrapped toys at any Puget Sound Fire station

Courtesy Graphic, City of Kent
Check out the Kent Commons Holiday Bazaar Dec. 2-3

Find handcrafted gifts from local vendors

Diabetes. (Credit: Pixabay/stevepb)
Understanding diabetes beyond National Diabetes Awareness Month

“We’ve been trying to educate people and treat people for many years,” said Andrew Thurman, MD.