King County Parks is starting the design phase for the north segment of the Green to Cedar Rivers Trail and is hosting a community meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 11 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Lake Wilderness Lodge, 22500 SE 248th St. in Maple Valley.
At the meeting, Parks representatives will present project updates and ask community members for their ideas and local knowledge that can help shape the design of the three-mile-long north segment, which travels from the Cedar River Trail near the state Route 18 and SR169 interchange and extends south to Kent-Kangley Road.
Parks estimates that design and permitting phases for the north segment will take place during 2017, with construction anticipated for 2018.
Once the full trail is completed, the Green to Cedar Rivers Trail will be a key north-south connection for people to walk, bike, and ride horses. The 11-mile-long trail corridor will extend from the Cedar River Trail south to Flaming Geyser State Park on the Green River, passing by multiple parks, natural areas, plus schools, civic institutions and business.
By paving and developing the trail corridor to regional trail standards, Parks will create a safe and accessible trail for all visitors. The Green to Cedar Rivers Trail is an important extension of King County’s 175-mile-long regional trail system, formalizing a connection in communities currently underserved by regional trails.
Visit the Green to Cedar Rivers Trail webpage for more information and to sign up for the project newsletter.