We are proposing a multi-year process that would include a community-led design phase for a multi-use trail system, forest restoration work (removal of invasive species and native tree/shrub plantings), and the actual build out of trails within the greenspace. Our vision includes walking/running trails from New Rainier Vista to Kimball Elementary (imagine children being able to walk through the forest safely to school!), Mt. Baker Light Rail Station and west for easier access to the Jefferson Park amenities. We are also proposing single track mountain bike trails that can safely co-exist with pedestrian trails. This is an exciting opportunity to reimagine this space and how we can draw children and youth into the forest in relevant ways that will subsequently get them hooked on nature (instead of drugs and gangs!) for life. We have broadbased support for this dynamic vision in the community; Bike Works, the Boys and Girls Club, ReWA and Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance (among others) are thrilled to imagine this land becoming an asset to their programming and impacting the lives of their children, families and communities.
Thank you for completing the following questions. Your support will help make this awesome park a reality!