Snohomish County Parks is reaching out to trail enthusiasts and interested parties to help with their updated long term trail plans.
Parks staff and planners gave a presentation in conjunction with the regular General Meeting of the Trail Coalition of Snohomish County on Thursday March 15 at Willis Tucker Park Administrative offices. There were maps available for visitors to look at and add suggestions. They also give a summary of how projects will get funded. The goal is to provide popular County trails that reach communities and connect to popular recreation areas and destinations. The Parks planners envision a system with the Centennial Trail and the Interurban Trail as primary north-south routes with a ladder of east-west trails connections. One of the key maps is provided below. At this point this is a proposed plan and a doable plan. County Parks would like your input to make it a practical and popular desired plan.
Some of these trail plans already have major funding and will see progress this year, such as the Whitehorse Trail and North Creek Trail and a connection between Snohomish and Everett. Other trail ideas are more aspirational such as ideas to connect to Robe Valley and to National Forest areas in the eastern part of the county.
Put on your thinking cap and take some time to look at maps. Come to our future meetings and give your ideas and ask more in-depth question if you have them. Our trail coalition is here to advocate for your ideas and facilitate communication between all types of users, land owners, and communities.
Our next General Meeting will be at the Snohomish County Parks and Tourism offices next to Willis D. Tucker Community Park, 6705 Puget Park Dr, Snohomish. Thursday June 21st, 5:30 to 7 PM.
You are also very welcome to our monthly board meetings listed in the blog post calendar.
more information from Snohomish County Parks on these public outreach meetings please call Principal
Planner Sharon Swan at 425-388-6616 or Tom Eksten at 425-388-6606.