Getting to know King County’s Regional Trails System
As the recently hired Communication Specialist for King County’s Regional Trails System, I’ve taken the last couple of weeks to familiarize myself with this amazing resource. Starting in the north end, I visited with our Parks District Maintenance Coordinator, John Mabry, whose crew is based in Marymoor Park. If you’ve never been to Marymoor Park, might I suggest a visit this weekend for CHOMP! – King County’s celebration of local farming, food, and sustainability? It’s going to be a blast!
It was really inspiring to see the work these guys and gals are doing on our northern trails and parks. From installing playgrounds, fabricating bridges, and generally being awesome to fighting back the tangle of blackberries, Scotch Broom, and other noxious weeds that threaten our native plant life, John’s motto for his team is “not good, but great”.
If you haven’t taken the time to visit the trails John’s crew are hard at work maintaining, you’re missing out! From beautiful views on the Sammamish River Trail to the quiet serenity of the Redmond Ridge Trail to the breathtaking open wetlands and towering cedar groves along the Snoqualmie Valley Trail (the gravel trail pictured), these well-maintained and breathtaking paths will leave you with a greater sense of wonder at the amazing richness our Regional Trails System provides King County residents.