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 email@example.com.
Finn Hill Neighbors and Friends: April-May 2013. Here’s a quick report on notable events and developments on Finn Hill. There is a lot going on: Saturday, April 27 – Fabulous Finn Hill Garage Sale Extravaganza: If you looking for deals this weekend, or just need an excuse to hopscotch around Finn Hill, check out all of Finn Hill’s garage sales this Saturday. You’re bound to find that lava lamp you’re looking for. A map and details on what’s being sold are available on our website. (Note: you’ll find 3 garage sales in...read more
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...read more
Big Finn Hill Trails Committee: December Update Big Finn Hill Park is a 220 acre King County Regional Park on Finn Hill lying entirely within the Kirkland city limits. The park is bisected by Juanita Drive with 85 acres on the east side and 135 acres on the west side. The north end of the park connects with St. Edward’s State Park, and the south end joins with O.O. Denny Park. East of Juanita Dr. the park has substantial development with four baseball fields, a seasonal maintained restroom facility, a lacrosse/soccer field, children’s...read more
On August 23 at Bastyr University the King County Parks Department hosted its second Big Finn Hill trail planning meeting. At the meeting Dave Kimmett of King County Parks summarized the input from a public meeting that occurred in early June, and facilitated a discussion about what the goals should be for the planning project. Jeanette Leach summarized progress on a trail mapping and temporary signage project and noted that some of the signs had been ripped down. Maps are available here:...read more
To support ongoing trail planning efforts within Big Finn Hill Park, several volunteers have been inventorying and mapping the existing trails throughout the park. Links to the draft maps are found below. Members of the stewardship committee intend to use these maps to enhance accuracy of communication with a wider Big Finn Hill Parks trail user community. Items to keep in mind when viewing the maps: These are drafts for creating a mode of communication only, and are not a permanent number and/or naming system. Intersections have been...read more
On Thursday, August 23 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM the King County Parks Department will be hosting a second Big Finn Hill trails planning meeting in room 184 at Bastyr University. The purpose of the meeting is to: • Discuss the goals of the planning process; • Review the discussion from the first trails planning meeting; • Provide an update on the planning project; • Appoint a citizens advisory group; and • Setup a schedule for future planning meetings. This trails planning meeting is particularly important because of the...read more