Vote “Yes” on King County Parks Levy

Vote “Yes” on King County Parks Levy

FHNA Endorses King County Parks Levy

Recently the FHNA board voted to endorse Proposition 1, the King County Parks Levy.  Click on the link below to see the press release.

The six year property tax levy lid lift of 18.77 cents per $1,000 of assessed value, or about $56 per year for a family living in a $300,000 home, will provide $60 million dollars of revenue per year. These funds will allow the King County Parks Divisions to fund maintenance and operations of the parks system, perform infrastructure repair and replacement, acquire and conserve open space, and develop regional trail corridors.

Matt Pruitt

Matt Pruitt

I had the privilege recently of serving on the county task force that recommended the parks levy to County Executive Dow Constantine with park activists and public servants from all over King County.  Learning about the current state of the parks system was very eye opening.  There are many areas where infrastructure improvements and maintenance are in great need.  To the credit of County Executive Constantine and the county council they accepted almost all of the task force’s recommendations.

King County Parks is a wonderful regional parks system that includes the Juanita Woodlands and Big Finn Hill Park in our own community.  This modest investment will mean major improvements for our parks.  Please click on one of the links below to learn more about the levy and, most importantly, please vote “yes.”

FHNA Press Release (Click to view PDF)
YES on King County Proposition 1
King County Parks, Trails, and Open Space Replacement Levy

Photographs from Big Finn Hill

Photographs by Jeanette Leach

Vine Maple Tangle

Vine Maple Tangle

North of Beaver Pond Trail

North of Beaver Pond Trail

Black Locust in East Big Finn Hill

Black Locust in East Big Finn Hill

Cyclocross event at Big Finn Hill Park

Cyclocross event at Big Finn Hill Park

Trail through Douglas Firs.

Trail through Douglas Firs.

 

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