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King County Parks' Big Ideas

We want to hear your business proposals. Have a look at our Big Ideas guide and submit.

Dockton Forest Mountain Bike Trail Proposal


In March 2015, the Vashon Mountain Bike Association submitted a proposal to build mountain bike trails within an existing multi-use trail network in a portion of Dockton Forest through the King County Parks Community Partnership & Grants Program.  Community meetings are scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on December 3 at Vashon High School and December 10 at Mc Murray Middle School.

King County Open Space Plan - 2016 Update

The 2016 King County Open Space Plan: Parks, Trails, and Natural Areas is an update to the 2010 plan. This plan serves as a strategic plan guiding King County Parks and establishes the policy framework for operating and capital funding priorities. Comments will be accepted until December 15, 2015 at 4:30 pm.

Read the draft Open Space Plan

SEPA Checklist

SEPA Determination of Non-Significance

Levy Citizen Oversight Board Meeting Agendas
The Levy Citizen Oversight Board meets yearly to review levy funding allocations of King County Parks and recreation. This year's meetings are proposed to take place Thursday, October 29, Thursday, November 5, Thursday, November 12 and if needed an optional meeting on Thursday , November 19.

Northshore Athletic Fields

Northshore Ballfield Renovation SEPA Notice of Application and Proposed Mitigated Determination of Non-Significance

Northshore SEPA Checklist

Northshore Ballfield Renovation Site Plan

Northshore Proposed Mitigated DNS Conditions

Taylor Mountain

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, kiosk and hitching posts. This project also improves backcountry trails in the northeast area of the forest.

SEPA Checklist
Determination of Nonsignificance
Parking lot location

Project estimate:  $350,000 to $430,000

The construction for the parking lot expansion is expected to commence in October 2015. The trail improvements are complete.

Parking Lot Project Manager: Linda Frkuska


Chinook Bend

Restricted access during restoration period: Restricted Access Press Release 

Pinnacle Peak
SEPA Determination of Non-Significance

Marymoor Park Concert Stage Roof Replacement
A SEPA Notice of Action Taken was issued on October 21, 2014. The appeal period for this action is open until November 11, 2014 at 4:30 P.M.

Island Center Forest
Upcoming hunting season (2014 press release)

Dockton Forest Thinning/Harvest Invitation to Bid
Auction page

Middle Fork Snoqualmie Natural Area
Road closure/access issue, press release

Lake to Sound Trail (Segment B) Documents
SEPA Checklist
Determination of Nonsignificance
Project Plans
GHG Emissions Worksheet
DMMD Advisory Committee Letter 
Decision to Proceed
Notice of Action

Notice of Intent to Adopt and Amend Public Rules for Illegal Dumping on park property: 
Notice of Intent to Adopt Rule
Illegal Dumping Rule

Black Diamond Natural Area 
King County Parks has issued a Determination of Non-Significance for the Black Diamond Parking Lot Installation. Parking is currently occurring along the shoulders of SR-169. The new parking areas will allow safe access to both sides of the park which is bisected by SR-169. The extensive trail system in the park attracts hikers, equestrians and bicyclists. The two gravel parking lots will accommodate a total of approximately 40 automobile spaces and 10 truck and trailer spaces. The Notice of Action under the State Environmental Policy Act  (SEPA) Checklist and other documents can be found here.

Black Diamond public meeting press release (March 5, 2014)

Redmond Ridge SEPA Documents
Redmond Ridge Site
SEPA checklist
Landscape Plan
Civil Plan

Ravensdale Park
State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) checklist and other project documents

Derby Creek Restoration
State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) checklist and other project documents