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Mill Pond

600 Oravetz RD
3.97 acres

Mill Pond is a joint venture between the Parks and Public Works Departments, the Auburn School District and the developer of Lakeland Hills who came together to create a park with a dual purpose: to provide a recreational experience in a natural setting, and to provide storm water detention and filtering for a 400 acre area. The site includes a permanent pond, a grass-lined bio-swale that becomes a temporary pond during storms, a 1/4 mile paved trail around the circumference of the ponds, and a fishing dock.

Park Features:

  • Fishing Pond and dock (fishing limited to children under 15)
  • Loop Trail
  • Combined storm water and park

Park History

The park was named after Mill Creek, which runs through it. This joint project between the Storm Water Division and Parks and Recreation, has a three-story-deep water retention vault under the tennis courts. The park was dedicated in 1997.

Driving Directions

600 Oravetz RD
From I-5 or Hwy 167, take the Hwy 18 East. Take the Auburn -Enumclaw Exit. At the end of the ramp, continue through the light to the next light at ‘A’ St. SE. Turn left. Continue on ‘A’ Street. Turn left onto Lakeland Hills Way. Take the next left onto Oravetz Rd. Go .5 mile to the stop sign at Mill Pond Dr. Turn right on Mill Pond Drive. Make the first left into the parking lot adjacent to the Tennis courts.