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Regional Scheduling Office
Tel: 206-477-6150
E-mail:Regional Scheduling

Marymoor Reservations
Marymoor Park Office
Tel: 206-205-3661
E-mail:Marymoor Scheduling

Aquatic Center Banquet Hall
King County Aquatic Center
Tel 206-477-4444
E-mail: Aquatic Scheduling

For any other inquiries please contact Parks Info

Parks and Recreation Div.
201 S. Jackson St., # 700
Seattle, WA 98104
206-477-4527
TTY: 711

Capital Improvement Program (CIP)

King County Parks' Capital Improvement Program (CIP) supports the acquisition, development, and rehabilitation of parks, trails and recreational facilities. CIP projects are supported with funding from the2014-2019 King County Parks, Trails and Open Space Replacement Levy, the Real Estate Excise Tax (REET), and grants.

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Bridge and Trestle Program 

There are 86 bridges and trestles in King County's Regional Trails System, including 15 spans that are now more than 90 years old. King County Parks inspects, monitors, repairs, maintains and replaces these structures on an on-going basis.

Projects in 2014 include:

  • Snoqualmie Valley Trail Bridge #29 Rehabilitation (located near Remlinger Farms)
  • Preston-Snoqualmie Trail Bridge #2 Repair (located near Lake Alice Road)
  • Tolt-MacDonald Park Suspension Bridge Repair
  • Tokul Trestle Rehabilitation Design

Estimated project budget: $959,400

Project Manager: Jason Rich

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Burke-Gilman Trail - Lake Forest Park Improvements

This project is now complete. Read more about it here.

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Dockton Park Dock Rehabilitation

Funded in part by a grant from the state’s Boating Facilities Program, this project will replace and repair piles, install additional flotation to stabilize the dock, replace cross-bracing on the fixed pier and hinge points on the finger piers, and install a new sewer pump station, water lines on the dock, and signage.

Estimated project budget: $498,000

This project is currently on hold in 2014.

Project Manager: Jason Rich

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Duthie Hill Park Trailhead Development

Funded in part by a grant from the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program, this project is constructing a main entrance to Duthie Hill Park near SE Duthie Hill Road and SE Issaquah-Fall City Road. The parking lot will include a 74-vehicle parking lot and trailhead facilities, such as picnic benches and signage.

Estimated project budget: $850,000

Permitting took place in 2013 and construction began in July 2014. We expect the project to be completed by winter 2014.

Project Manager: Chris Erickson

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East Lake Sammamish Trail

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Eastside Rail Corridor

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Foothills Trail

King County Parks is initiating the design and construction of a one-mile segment of the Foothills Trail (formerly known as the Enumclaw Plateau Trail) along right-of-way owned by the King County Parks and Recreation Division. The trail segment begins at 252nd Avenue South, just outside and south of the City of Enumclaw, and continues along a former railroad route to its terminus just north of Mud Mountain Road.

King County Parks completed Phase I in 2010, constructing a soft surface trail on a one-mile segment of the trail from 252nd Ave S to just north of Mud Mountain Road near Enumclaw. Phase I also included improving the crossing at 252nd Ave S and installing a new pedestrian footbridge over a small stream that bisects the trail.

Design for Phase II is taking place in 2015-2016.

Estimated project budget: Additional phases, including paving the trail corridor and installing a bridge over the White River, will be completed as funding become available.

Read the 2008 White River Bridge feasibility study.

Project Manager: Chris Erickson

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General Facility Maintenance

With 200 parks, 22 restrooms, 26 picnic shelters, 60 parking lots, and 3 historic buildings, it takes a lot of on-going maintenance to keep our facilities operating safely and efficiently so they can remain open for the public to enjoy. 

Examples of general facility maintenance includes repairing roofs and restrooms, re-surfacing sidewalks and walkways, and maintaining building systems (ex: HVAC).

Estimated project budget: $2.2 million

Project Manager: Chris Erickson

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Green to Cedar Rivers Trail
This trail will be an 11-mile-long link connecting the Green River Trail to the Cedar River Trail in south King County. Currently in the planning phase, Parks estimates going to construction in 2017.

Project Manager: Linda Frkuska

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Lake to Sound Trail

[Coming soon]

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Marymoor Park

As our most popular park, Marymoor sees more than three million visitors every year, and with so many diverse recreation opportunities and historic facilities located there, King County Parks strives to repair and improvement the park’s amenities and infrastructure.

Projects in 2014 include:
• Sewage pump replacement (completed ahead of schedule, Feb 2014)
• Continued habitat restoration mitigation and monitoring for the Connector Trail (on-going)

Estimated project budget: $200,000

Project Manager: KK Soi

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Pinnacle Peak Trailhead Development

Funded in part by a grant from the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program, this project will construct a 50-vehicle parking lot and trailhead amenities on the south side of the park along SE Mud Mountain Rd. Other project elements include constructing a one-half mile-long access trail and puncheon bridge that connects to the existing trail network and restoring pastureland.

Estimated project budget: $378,000

Permitting will begin in early 2015, and construction is anticipated for late summer 2015. We expect the project to be completed by late fall 2015.

Project Manager: Linda Frkuska

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Play Area Rehabilitation

There are 29 play areas in parks throughout King County’s system. Parks conducts annual safety inspections and removes, replaces and/or modifies play areas as needed for safety and life cycle maintenance.

Design is currently underway to replace the play equipment at nine parks in 2015 and 2016. These parks include:

  • Big Fin Hill Park
  • Cottage Lake Park
  • Five Mile Lake Park
  • Lakewood Park
  • Maplewood Park
  • Ravensdale Park
  • Skyway Park
  • South County Ballfields
  • Tolt River – John MacDonald Park

Estimated project budget for 2014-2016: $1.1 million

Project Manager: Lindsey Miller

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Regional Trails System Improvements

With 175 miles of regional trails, King County Parks is continuously repairing and improving our existing paved and soft surface trails and other trail amenities. Surface repairs, such as removing tree roots, evening out bumpy patches, and replacing worn out areas, are on-going and sometimes require brief trail closures.

Projects in 2014 include:
• Soos Creek Trail surface repairs
• Preston-Snoqualmie Trail surface repairs
• Other repairs throughout the system as needed

Estimated project budget: $445,000

Project Manager: Chris Erickson

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Soos Creek Trail

[Coming Soon]

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Steve Cox Memorial Park

As one of the oldest sites in the system and a much-loved park, Steve Cox Memorial Park requires on-going repair and upkeep for the safety and operation of the park’s buildings and other recreational facilities.

Projects in 2014 include:
• Turf repair in Mel Olson Stadium 
• Roof repair of the racquetball court building
• Surface repair of the parking lot

Estimated project budget: $650,000

Project Manager: Chris Erickson

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Taylor Mountain Forest Trailhead Development

Funded in part by a grant from the state’s Non-Highway and Off-Road Vehicle Activities program, this project will construct a parking lot that accommodates 30 vehicles and 25 horse trailers, as well as install trailhead amenities including a vault toilet, signage and hitching posts. This project also improves backcountry trails in the northeast area of the forest.

Estimated project budget: $171,000

Permitting will begin in January 2014, with construction slated for late summer 2014. We estimate that the project will be completed by mid-2015.

Project Manager: Tina Miller

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Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center

With three pools, locker rooms, a banquet hall, concession area and 2,500-seat natatorium, the WKCAC is one of the nation’s premier swimming and diving facilities and requires on-going upkeep by King County Parks. Recent upgrades have included installing energy efficient lighting and scoreboard, replacing the HVAC system, repainting the pools, and improving the locker rooms.

Projects in 2014 include:
• Installing a warm water spa on the swimming deck (completed Feb 2014)
• Replacing the dehumidifier for air flow improvements( Design - Feb-June 2014; Construction - Aug 2014)

Estimated project budget: $1.6 million

Project Manager: KK Soi

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