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.
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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
O.O. Denny Park Trail Guide Do you have a copy of the newest Finn Hill Trail Guide? With spring in the air, now is the time to get it! Last May, a new trail guide showing the trails, trailheads, and points of interest within O.O. Denny Park, MacDonald Memorial Preserve, and a portion of Big Finn Hill Park was release. You can download it here. A special thanks goes to FHNA’s trail mapping subcommittee including Kristen Lloyd, Scott Maco, Ellen Haas, and Francesca Lyman for developing the trail...read more
The Big Finn Hill Park Trails plan rolled out to the public in June 2013 was the culmination of a year of meetings by a group of diverse park users. The plan was signed by King County Park director Kevin Brown in March of 2014. A group called “Friends of Big Finn Hill trails” with representatives from neighbors, walkers, dog walkers, mountain bikers, at large and King County Parks convened in mid 2014 to lead the implementation of the plan. Monthly meetings are announced on King County Parks website. Relevant Links & Documents Current maps: Big Finn Hill Maps (click to view PDF) Approved trail plan: Big Finn Hill Trail Plans Visit this website page to monitor meeting minutes and details from the Friends of Big Finn Hill Trails: Visit KingCounty.gov...read more
Support sustainable, environmentally sensible trails in Big Finn Hill Park and volunteer! Join us Sept 13 ( 9 am to 1 pm) to address two trails that go through several inches of standing water in the wet season: one will be rerouted slightly onto higher ground and the second will have the “Rock Garden” removed (for future replanting) in preparation for construction of a boardwalk. At the same time a group will install a bench for meditation at the top of the Madonna grove. All skill and energy levels are welcome. If driving, please park in the baseball parking at Big Finn off 84th (turn at Thoreau) and be shuttled to the work site, If walking, we’ll meet on the west side at the south end. Contact Jeannete Leach for more information by using the Contact form on this web site. It’s a Party Big Finn Hill Park 9/13 9am – 1 pm (It’s a work Party) Bring your gloves and tools and be ready to rock. (Help fix the Rock Garden) Then will do a little Meditating at Madrona Grove (Install a Bench) Or you can go to higher ground… (Build a trail) How you party is up to you....read more
Monday and Tuesday, June 9 and 10, the Environmental & Adventure School kids spent 5 hours in Juanita Heights Park on a community service project. They were removing blackberries and ivy. The kids were in the park this past March working on removing invasives. At that time they learned how to construct an ivy raft so that bundles of ivy would dry and die. The raft starts out in an area cleared of ivy, large branches make up the frame and coffee sacks from Green Kirkland are laid inside the frame. In the past, before we used burlap sacks, we piled twigs and branches to create a barrier between the ground and ivy bundles. The goal is not to have the ivy touch the ground and take root. You can see the raft piled high with ivy after the two day work party! Learn more about Juanita Heights Park. What a great group of kids!! Take a look at the before and after affect of having 48 kids work for 5 hours in a...read more