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For questions about the Parks and Recreation Division, please contact Kathy Nygard, Assistant to the Director.

For questions about the Web site, contact Eli Brownell.

Parks and Recreation Div.
201 S. Jackson St., # 700
Seattle, WA 98104
TTY: 711


Burke-Gilman Trail

East Lake Samm Trail
Foothills Trail

Marymoor Park
Soos Creek Trail


King County Parks’ Capital Improvement Program (CIP) supports the acquisition, construction and rehabilitation of regional and rural parks, trails and recreational facilities. Since 2002, the CIP has emphasized projects that are consistent with the Parks Business Transition Plan, specifically:

  • Safety: Projects that help keep parks and facilities safe for park users
  • Regional Focus: Projects that preserve the County’s role as steward of regional park assets
  • Efficiencies: Projects that reduce operations and maintenance costs
  • Enterprise: Projects that generate new revenues to enhance Parks’ operations
  • Partnerships: Projects that create new recreation opportunities and leverage the resources of corporate and community partners

King County Parks’ capital program budget is supported by available revenues from Real Estate Excise Tax #1 (REET 1), Real Estate Excise Tax #2 (REET 2), and grants. CIP funds also come from King County Parks’ expansion levy, overwhelming approved by King County voters in August 2007. This five-cent, six-year levy will enable King County Parks to protect and preserve thousands of acres of unspoiled open space and acquire and develop regional trails. CIP funds can only be used for capital improvements and acquisitions and cannot be used for operations and maintenance.

Helpful links
General information - Parks CIP Projects
List of Parks CIP Projects
Map of Parks CIP Projects