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Aug. 8 open house, trail walk for King County’s Green to Cedar Rivers Trail design options

Summary

Join King County Parks at an Aug. 8 open house in Maple Valley to learn about the preferred design option for the Green to Cedar Rivers Trail north segment, followed by a short walk along the trail for an up-close perspective of the trail footprint and to provide input on access points and aesthetics.

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King County Parks presents its progress to the public on the design of the Green to Cedar Rivers Trail north segment at an open house on Tuesday, Aug. 8 in Maple Valley, followed by a short walk along the trail where participants can ask questions and provide feedback on key design elements.

The open house is set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Lake Wilderness Lodge, 22500 SE 248th St. Parks representatives will present the preferred design option for this 3-mile-long trail segment.

Following a presentation, attendees are invited to walk the trail for an up-close perspective of the trail footprint, and provide input on key design elements, including access points and retaining wall aesthetics. The walking tour is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.

Community feedback from the Aug. 8 meeting and trail tour will build upon input collected during previous public engagement efforts and helps King County Parks refine the design for the north segment, which extends from the Cedar River Trail to Southeast Kent-Kangley Road.

Parks estimates that design of the trail’s north segment will be completed by summer 2018, with construction anticipated to start later that year.

The Green to Cedar Rivers Trail is a key north-south connection where people can walk, run, bike or ride horses. Once the full trail has been completed, the trail will extend from the Cedar River Trail southward 11 miles to Flaming Geyser State Park on the Green River, passing by multiple parks, natural areas, schools and businesses.

The Green to Cedar Rivers Trail is an important extension to King County’s 175-mile-long regional trails system, formalizing a connection in communities currently underserved by regional trails.

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About King County Parks
King County Parks - Your Big Backyard - offers more than 200 parks and 28,000 acres of open space, including such regional treasures as Marymoor Park and Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, 175 miles of regional trails, 215 miles of backcountry trails and a world-class aquatic center. By cultivating strong relationships with non-profit, corporate and community partners, King County Parks enhances park amenities while reducing costs.