Finn Hill is the home of a vibrant and active trail system in OO Denny Park, Big Finn Hill Park, St Edwards Park, and other areas. FHNA is committed to being a partner in efforts to restore and maintain these important community assets. Currently we are involved in two major projects. First, we are working on identifying, mapping, and marking trails and historic areas in OO Denny Park. Second, we are actively participating in a Big Finn Hill Park trails planning project coordinated by King County. We need walkers, bikers and all trail users who are interested in volunteering for work parties and sharing their ideas about the trail system.
For more information about the trail system or to volunteer email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over Thanksgiving weekend, a landslide occurred in Big Finn Hill Park on the trail to O.O. Denny Park. It slid from the very top of the Denny Creek ravine, somewhat narrowly, and like a molten wave poured into Denny Creek and then out and up the other side, delivering sludge about 20 feet up the opposite slope. It flung trees every which way as the mud and debris cascaded down the hillside. Downstream the slide scoured the creek edges, flattened the creek bed, ripped the railing off the second pedestrian bridge, and destroyed the first...read more
The FHNA Board of Directors recently sent the attached letter to the King County Parks Director raising concerns about the relocation of soil storage bins at Big Finn Hill Park. The new location interferes with King County residents’ use of the park and is environmentally inappropriate. We are requesting the County move its storage bins to their previous location or another site that is not used for public recreation, and that does not create the risk of polluting streams or wetlands. We also request that the County restore the field to its...read more
Today, our parks are more critical than ever. They are an example of a shifting baseline also known as a sliding baseline. This is a type of change to how an eco system is measured, usually against previous reference points. Our parks connect us with the natural world and inspire us to be better stewards of our planet. Explore their wonders, we live on Finn Hill nestled with over 627 acres of forest over our heads and under our feet. Go outside this spring. Big Finn Hill King County Park NE 138th St & Juanita Dr., NE, Kirkland WA 98034...read more
On a sunny Tuesday, April 26, 2016, the King County Conservation Trust Grant Committee toured the Juanita Heights park and trail proposed expansion area. The area is on Goat Hill. FHNA has partnered with the City of Kirkland in applying for a 2016 Conservation Trust 135K grant toward purchasing forested parcels on Goat Hill for permanent open space. Michael Cogel, City of Kirkland Interium Parks Director, led the tour. The Conservation Trust Grant Committee received between 50-60 grant proposals this year. It tours several proposal sites...read more
On Jan 01, 2016 there will be a Free Day at St Edward State park and the First Hike. The Family hike is sponsored by Friends of St Edward State Park. Ranger Scotti, Bob and Janice Gerrish are volunteering to lead a family oriented walk in the State Park. Time: 10 am to noon. Dogs on leashes welcome. Dress for the weather. We will have maps of the park. Where we walk and what we talk about will be weather dependent, the abilities of the group and trail conditions. We will start in front of the...read more
October 26 starts the first of weekly work party volunteer events in OO Denny. Every Monday, 9-11am, meet at O.O. Denny Parking lot. Volunteers are needed to work with the Green Kirkland Park Steward, Dave Kreul. The team will spend two hours a week removing invasive plants and planting native plants in order to maintain a beautiful and healthy forest. All tools and gloves are provided for volunteers. Come join the group. For more information,...read more