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DNRP
March 12, 2012

Celebrate re-opening of Burke-Gilman Trail in Lake Forest Park, March 13

BGT pavedPlease join King County and Burke-Gilman Trail users celebrating the grand reopening of a vastly improved 2.2-mile trail stretch through Lake Forest Park Tuesday afternoon.

The celebration is scheduled Tuesday, March 13, 4 p.m. at the intersection of NE 165th St and the Burke-Gilman Trail in Lake Forest Park.

Following brief remarks from King County, Lake Forest Park and Cascade Bicycle Club, celebrants will engage in a ribbon cutting and enjoy cake and refreshments. A “More Tortoise, Less Hare Bike Race” will emphasize best trail etiquette and respect for all types of trail users, and Cascade Bicycle Club will have “Energizer Stations” – a fun pit stop-type activity for cyclists.

The trail has been open to users since February 10. It had been closed since June 2011 as King County completed the first major redevelopment of the oldest Burke-Gilman trail section that runs from Seattle’s Shilshole Bay area to Kenmore. From there, the trail connects with the County’s Sammamish River Trail and continues through Woodinville and into Redmond.

Used by thousands every day, the trail was made safer by widening and repaving it, and installing soft surface shoulders, improved street crossings and better lighting.

Directions: From SR522 northbound, turn right onto NE 165th St. in Lake Forest Park. Event will be at plaza area at intersection of NE 165 St. and the trail. On-street parking is available.

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King County Parks - Your Big Backyard - offers more than 200 parks and 26,000 acres of parks and natural lands, including such regional treasures as Marymoor Park and Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, 175 miles of regional trails 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/.

Related information

Burke Gilman Trail

Regional Trails System

King County Parks