Trails

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 matt@finnhillalliance.org.

It’s Almost Spring: Time to Head to the Trails

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in Blog, Maps of Finn Hill & Kirkland, Resources, Stewardship Committee, Trails | 0 comments

It’s Almost Spring: Time to Head to the Trails

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...

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Big Finn Hill Park Trail Maps

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in Blog, Maps of Finn Hill & Kirkland, Resources, Trails | 0 comments

Big Finn Hill Park Trail Maps

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 &...

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Sept 13 Work Party in Big Finn Hill Park

Posted by on Sep 7, 2014 in Blog, Parks, Stewardship Committee, Trails | Comments Off

Sept 13 Work Party in Big Finn Hill Park

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,...

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Environmental and Adventure School Kids Transform 8K sq ft in Juanita Heights Park

Posted by on Jun 11, 2014 in Blog, Eastern Finn Hill Expansion, Parks, Stewardship Committee, Trails | Comments Off

Environmental and Adventure School Kids Transform 8K sq ft in Juanita Heights Park

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...

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Neighborhood Traffic Safety Grant Applications Submitted!

Posted by on May 12, 2014 in Blog, Juanita Drive Corridor Study, Neighborhood Plan, Policy Committee, Safety, Schools, Trails, Transportation | 2 comments

Neighborhood Traffic Safety Grant Applications Submitted!

The Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance (FHNA) submitted four neighborhood safety project applications to the City of Kirkland on May 8th to improve several important crossings. The grant applications are part of a new program the Kirkland City Council authorized in February 2014 and is called the Pilot Neighborhood Safety Program to address neighborhood pedestrian and bicycle safety needs. The projects submitted by FHNA were based upon a review of over 150 project ideas submitted by residents of the neighborhood over the past two years to the...

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O.O. Denny Park Trail Guide

Posted by on May 7, 2014 in Blog, Parks, Stewardship Committee, Trails | Comments Off

O.O. Denny Park Trail Guide

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 has been released! You can download it here. Hard copies will be available for public distribution at FHNA’s annual DennyFest on Sunday, September 9th. A special thanks goes to FHNA’s trail mapping subcommittee including Kristen Lloyd, Scott Maco, Ellen Haas, and Francesca Lyman for developing the trail...

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