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It's the collaboration of Parks staff, public and private granting agencies, corporate support...and our community of volunteers. We all come together to ensure that our parks, trails and open spaces continue to provide beauty and ample recreation opportunites for visitors. On behalf of Kent Parks, Recreation & Community Services, thank you! It's important to us to keep accurate records, so please advise us if there is an error.

Grants and Donations

The city of Kent is grateful to the following individuals, companies and organizations for their support of projects that improve and maintain our parks, trails and open spaces:   

  • Forterra donated two days of crew support through the Pearl Jam Mitigation Project at Lake Fenwick Park plus 450 plants and wood chips valued at $2,700
  • Kent Parks Foundation secured a grant of $949 from the Washington Foundation for Environmental Education to support the Green Kent Partnership Stewards 
  • David Nicoli was walking his dog at Morrill Meadows Park during a Green Kent work party and donated $20 on the spot because he loves what we're doing!
  • Republic Services donated yard waste dumpsters for Boeing's Earth Day event and for National Trails Day, valued at $831.26
  • Kent Lions donated $109.13 for Caleb Booth's Eagle Scout project at Morrill Meadows Off-leash dog park
  • Family, friends and classmates of Caleb Booth donated $187.35 for his project
  • Caleb Booth donated $55 toward his project costs
  • Home Depot donated $50 gift cards for Caleb Booth's project
  • Neil Cochran donated $89 for the materials for Jonathan Cochran's Eagle Scout project at the downtown community garden
  • Kent Parks Foundation donated $92.50 from Susan Hollinsworth, DDS, for Anthony Raftis' Eagle Scout project
  • Starbucks, 4th & Meeker, donated coffee and hot chocolate for our three spring community events, valued at $440
  • Palmer, Coking & Coal gave a 33% discount on grave for Anthony Raftis' Eagle Scout project, valued at $63.28

Eagle Scout ProjectsEagle Scout Caleb Booth's Volunteers

Caleb Booth's volunteers relax after finishing the gravel project at Morrill Meadows Off-leash Dog Park

  • Jonathan Cochran, Troop 474, prepared the plots and did other projects to prepare the community garden P-patch for spring
  • Kenneth Kurtz, Troop 474, restored an area at Campus Park, including planting and mulching 100 native plants
  • Caleb Booth, Troop 453, laid a weed barrier and gravel under the obstacle course at Morrill Meadows Off-leash Dog Park
  • Anthony Raftis, Troop 480, reconstructed 200' of gravel trail at Clark Lake Park

1st Quarter Volunteers

MLK Day 2014Some of the 87 MLK Day volunteers show off what they collected.
Between January 1 and March 31, 1,523 volunteers contributed 1,258.75 hrs. supporting the work of Kent Parks. Elementary school students and teachers at 11 schools got their hands dirty planting their very own tree or shrub to take home as part of Plant the Planet. There were 13 Green Kent Partnership events, including trainings for our newest volunteer Stewards. The Kiwanis Club of Kent-AM collected litter at downtown parks once a month. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day saw 87 volunteers of all ages come together to clean up along the Interurban Trail and through downtown streets, and another MLK, Jr. Day clean-up was held at Clark Lake Park, thanks to 23 volunteers from the Martin Sortun Elementary PTA. And a group of eight hardy souls spread 30 cubic yards of safety surfacing chips around the playground at Glenn Nelson Park on March 8, then picked up downed branches in the rain.


Gary Allen
Curtis Andrews
Victoria Andrews
Jim Berrios
Bob Bonaci
James & Judy Brenden
Joan Broom
Kirsten, Madeline & Katherine Brown
Tho Bui
Chuck & Sue Burget
Evan Carson
Justin Chan
Coca Cola
Maria Constantine
Anna Copley
Daniel Corona
Garrett Cress
LK Crowell
Steve Crowell
Justin Danao
Fairwood Elementary School
Fred Meyer
Friends of Youth
Brianne Garnett
Beth Gilbertson
Suzanne & Aidan Gooding
Green River Community College
Cathy Hernandez
Dennis Higgins
Douglas Hill
  Tom Hinkle
Adam Hockey
Cole Huckaby
Robert Huynh
Gheremie Icban
Dan Jackson
Jenkins Creek Elementary School
Kellie Jensen
Kent Dragon Boat Association
Kent-Meridian Interact Club
Kent-Meridian Key Club
Kent-Meridian National Honor Society
Kentwood High School
Kentwood Key Club

Kentwood National Honor Society
Kiwanis Club of Kent-AM
Albert Kwong
Benton Kwong

Lake Youngs Elementary School
Justin Lam
Debbie Larson
Kylie Lehn
Mose Lelea
Katie Leung
Kathrine Lewis
Natanael Margenats
Martin Sortun Elementary School
Martin Sortun PTA
Meadow Ridge Elementary School
Fekare Mengisteab
  Meridian Elementary School
Zandria Michaud
Christen Miller
Ciera Mills
Isiah Morey
Whitney Morey
Jeanne d’Arc Mugabyimana
Kevin Nguyen
Christy & Mark Rains
Christian Renteria
Stacey Riggen
Jack & Susan Roth
Steve Shafer
Garrett Solomon
Eddie Sole
Sunrise Elementary School
Sarah Syharath
Tahoma High School Key Club
Arron Taing
Mark & Gabriela Tedeschi
Michelle Tirhi
Andrew Ton
Rachael Tran
Raymond Valdez
Karissa Vongkhamchanh
Annette Washington
Richard & Linda Wilkinson
Tiffany Wong
World Relief

2nd Quarter Volunteers

Ben, others, Arbor DayBen Thompson (rt.) from the Department of Natural Resources, presents a new Tree City USA flag to councilmembers Brenda Fincher and Jim Berrios, along with Mayor Suzette Cooke, on Arbor Day  

Between April 1 and June 30, a total of 487 volunteers contributed 1,659 hours.  There were three spring community events. April 19th's Earth Day celebration was at Morrill Meadows Park, with 87 volunteers clearing and planting a large area by the parking lot. Arbor Day on April 26 was once again at West Fenwick Park, where 67 volunteers cleared and planted in three different areas. The third event, National Trails Day, had a very low turnout this year, only 11 volunteers. But that small group was so capable and enthusiastic that they were able to dig up sod and lay gravel to create 150' of a new trail. There were also 9 Green Kent work parties, a Steward training workshop and a number of litter clean-ups by the Kiwanis Club of Kent-AM and a group of students. 

Alana Akiyama
Victoria Andrews
Auburn Mountainview National Honor Society
Keegan Barraugh
Jim Berrios
Yemeserac Bishaw
Boy Scout Troop 474
Aaron Brooks
Joan Broom
Alexia Brown
Donna Chang
Lili & Andres Correa
Stephen Crowell*
Cub Scout Packs 420 & 506
Leslie Czechowski
Kyle Dawson
Ariel Delos Santos
Brenda Fincher
Anne & Athena Forsythe
Girl Scout Troops 40346 & 45153
Ismael Gonzily
Green River Community College International Student Program
Jeff Hansen
Doug Hill*
David & Jean Hill 
  Tom Hinkle*
Terry Hooks*
Henry Johnson
Valeria Johnson
Kent Covenant Church
Kent-Meridian High SchoolKent-Meridian Interact Club
Kent-Meridian National Honor Society
Xavier Kimber
Kiwanis Club of Kent-AM
Albert Kwong
Benton Kwong
Debbie Larson*
Lindbergh High School Key Club
Kiffany Lucas
Kathleena Ly
Sabrina Madamba
Bailey McQuillen
Madhu Mehta
Natalie Miko
Ray Moriguchi
David Mornh
Joelyn Nana
PAC NW Maroon Soccer
Marcia Paneque
  Hoa Phan
Bren Piamonte
Christy & Mark Rains*
REI Real Estate
Kevin Ruiz
Abdelghani Sadoune
Michele Schram
Jack Sheahart
Srikanth, Manjula, Pranay & Pallavi Shoroff
Kuljinder Singh
Pam Smith
AJ Soocey
Ana Soltero
Magdalaine Sotomayer
Starbucks Kent Flexible Plant
Kelby Stuver
Taproot Church, Burien
The Boeing Company
Ben Thompson
Sabrey Thong
Mariah Wallace
Cherry Walton
Richard Wilkinson
B. Willis (LeBron)
Angel-Lynn Wynne