April 28, 2009
Now available: New eco-produced map of King County’s Marymoor Park
King County Parks today released an updated user-friendly map for Marymoor Park, its 640-acre regional recreation hub on the Eastside.
The new Marymoor Park map, the first update since 2000, highlights the variety of recreational amenities located within the park, as well as key facilities such as parking lots, pedestrian and bicycle trails, and restrooms, all in a colorful, easy-to-read format.
The map will be available at no cost and can be found online http://your.kingcounty.gov/dnrp/library/parks-and recreation/documents/marymoor/marymoor_park_map_web_09.pdf, as well as in hard copy.
It was created through a partnership between King County Parks and Friends of Marymoor Park, a non-profit coalition of park user groups, and received additional support from Redmond Town Center and McCallum Print Group.
“This map celebrates all that Marymoor Park has to offer,” said Greg Helland, President of Friends of Marymoor Park. “New visitors can use it to be introduced to all the wonders the park has to offer, while regular users will be reminded that there’s much more to learn about and explore at Marymoor Park.”
Located on the northern shores of Lake Sammamish, Marymoor Park features the historic Clise Mansion and iconic windmill, as well as athletic fields, a 40-acre off-leash dog park and memorial pet garden, a velodrome, bicycle and pedestrian paths, a rock climbing structure, community gardens, community bicycles, a radio control airfield, picnic shelters, and numerous other recreational amenities and special event locations.
Some 3 million visitors come to Marymoor each year to walk their dogs, play soccer or cricket, ride bicycles, or attend special events, such as the outdoor summer concert and movie series and Cirque du Soleil.
Saved by King County from development in the early 1960s, Marymoor Park has unique cultural, historical and environmental elements. It has been a hunting lodge, dairy farm, and cattle ranch and today provides a refuge for dozens of species of birds and other wildlife.
King County Parks worked with McCallum Print Group to ensure that the print version of the Marymoor Park map was produced in an environmentally-responsible manner. In addition to being printed on Forest Stewardship Council-certified, recycled content paper using soy-based inks, the map was produced at McCallum’s plant, which receives fifty percent of its energy from renewable wind sources.
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King County Parks - Your Big Backyard - offers more than 25,000 acres of parks and natural lands, including such regional treasures as Marymoor Park and Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, 175 miles of regional trails, plus pools 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. Learn more at http://www.kingcounty.gov/parks/.
Friends of Marymoor Park is a group of park users and neighbors of Marymoor Park that is dedicated to monitoring, maintaining, and improving the park for the benefit of the community. Learn more at http://marymoor.org/.
McCallum Print Group & Mailhandlers is a Seattle-based company that participates in the Forest Stewardship Council’s Chain of Custody Certification Program and Seattle City Light’s Green Up program. It has also earned a Five Star rating as an EnviroStar business. Learn more at http://www.mccallumprintgroup.com/.
Redmond Town Center features more than 110 unique shops, restaurants, lodging, and entertainment venues in an outdoor environment that showcases the wonders of the Pacific Northwest. Learn more at http://www.redmondtowncenter.com/home.asp.
Marymoor Park Map
King County Parks - Your Big Backyard