Here are events such as opening ceremonies, dedications, and ribbon cuttings for facilities funded through the Recreation and Conservation Funding Board and the Salmon Recovery Funding Board.
Celebrate Duthie Hill Park’s Newest FeatureJoin King County Parks, the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, RCO, and more friends of Duthie to celebrate the grand opening of the new 74-space parking that serves as the main access point for the mountain bike park. Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015, at 11:30 a.m. Location: Duthie Hill Park, 26150 Southeast Issaquah-Fall City Rd, Issaquah. Parking lot is at the corner of Southeast Duthie Hill Road and Southeast Issaquah-Fall City Road. Grant Description: The King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks used a $317,477 Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program grant to develop a trailhead in Duthie Hill Park, the region’s first mountain bike skills park. Crews built a 74-vehicle parking lot and staging area and installed signs and park furniture. Before the grant, the 120-acre park had parking for only 15 cars forcing many visitors to park nearby and bike to the park on busy roadways with narrow shoulders and limited visibility. This project is part of a larger effort by King County and the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance to improve the park. The County contributed $317,477. See more details about this project.
Harper Pier Grand Re-Opening Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Date: Friday, January 16, 2015, at 10 a.m.Location: Harper Pier, Yukon Bay – at the most easterly intersections of Southeast Southworth Drive and Southeast Cornell Road in Kitsap County Grant Description: The Port of Bremerton used a $500,000 grant from Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account to reconstruct the Harper Fishing Pier. The existing pier was constructed in the late 1800s and renovated in 1919 to support the Mosquito Fleet ferries until the 1960s. The pier has been closed since 2012 for reconstruction. The new pier was built with ecologically sound building materials and safety in mind. With such a long and historically significant record, today, this is a popular location for catching fish, crab, and squid; scuba diving; swimming; sightseeing; and hand-powered watercraft activities. See more details about this project.