County Council approves agreement with Ravensdale Park Foundation
30-year agreement sets up paves way for construction of ballfields
The Metropolitan King County Council today gave its unanimous approval to a use agreement between King County and the Ravensdale Park Foundation. The agreement clears the way for construction of two synthetic ballfields and all related infrastructure at Ravensdale Park, which is located at Southeast Kent Kangley Road and 272nd Avenue South.
“The expansion of Ravensdale Park will provide increased quality of life and recreational opportunities for the youth and adults of southeast King County,” said Councilmember Reagan Dunn, who represents Ravensdale on the County Council and was the lead sponsor of the ordinance. “Southeast King County has seen an explosion of new families moving into the area, but right now there is a deficiency of youth recreational fields.This project is a step in the right direction.”
“This collaborative effort between Council member Dunn, the Ravensdale Park Foundation and the city of Maple Valley working together helps meet the serious lack of athletic parks in South East King County,” said Maple Valley Mayor Bill Allison. Continue Reading...
$650,000 State grant in adopted budget will help Maple Valley plan move forward
Community efforts toward the construction of phase two of Ravensdale Park project were recognized in the state budget adopted by the Washington state Legislature. State Senator Joe Fain and State Representative Chad Magendanz were able to secure a $650,000 grant to bolster the efforts of Metropolitan King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn and King County Parks to help fund the Ravensdale Park project and move forward to the next phase of the parks redevelopment.“This is an important project for the children and families in Southeast King County and I am delighted to assist in seeing this project through to completion,” said Dunn. “We still have work to be done, but the State grant— along with the work the County and city of Maple Valley are committed to doing--this project will become a reality.”
RPF is the community steward of the Ravensdale Park Master Plan. RPF represents all stakeholders of the park including community ball field users, passive recreation enthusiasts, and neighborhood interests.