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Second Big Finn Trails Plan Meeting Aug. 23

King County Parks will review with neighbors public recommendation for its Big Finn trails plan and a trail mapping project during the meeting at Bastyr University.

 

Editor's note: The following is a press release from King County Parks. For an earlier Kirkland Patch story on the Big Finn Hill Parks trails plan, .

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King County Parks is moving forward with development of a publicly guided trails plan for in Kirkland.

A public meeting is set for Thursday, Aug. 23, from 7-9 p.m. at Bastyr University, Room 184, 14500 Juanita Dr. N.E., Kenmore. The room is on the first floor, adjacent the main parking lot.

Parks staff last met with the Big Fill Park community in June to talk about existing trail amenities and to receive public input about trail use and trail improvement needs.

At the August meeting, Parks staff will review the public’s recommendations from the June meeting, provide an update about a trail mapping project, and form an advisory group to help guide the agency’s development of a trail use and development plan.

Big Finn Hill Park is 220 acres in size and features almost four miles of trails for hiking, running, mountain biking, wildlife viewing and other activities. The County’s trail system connects to seven miles of trails at the adjacent .

The County’s goal is to produce a clear and concise trail use and development plan that insures continued hiking, biking and running opportunities for park users of all ages and abilities.

For information on the trail planning process, contact David Kimmett in King County Parks, 206-263-7159, or david.kimmett@kingcounty.gov.

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What do you think about the trails at Big Finn Hill Park and how they are currently being used? Tell us in the comments box below.

 
Tom Fitzpatrick August 17, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance and Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance have been supporting the trail planning process by updating King County's trail map data, and temporarily numbering & signing the trails. I'm disappointed to say someone is taking down the signs almost as fast as we are putting them up.
Greg Johnston August 17, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Glad someone is finally mapping those trails Tom, we need a good map! Maybe this will help get the word out what those temporary signs are for.

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