Improved Eastlake trail opens with ribbon cutting

June 18, 2013

Many gathered at the East Lake Sammamish Trailhead June 12 for King County’s official opening of the newly paved path.

Unveiling the 2.2-mile stretch that runs from Gilman Boulevard to Southeast 43rd Street, county parks director Kevin Brown welcomed the early afternoon crowd.

By Peter Clark King County Parks Director Kevin Brown told a gathered crowd about the importance of a connected landscape before the official ribbon cutting of the East Lake Sammamish Trail. The 12-foot-wide paved surface runs 2.2 miles from Gilman Boulevard to Southeast 43rd Street.

By Peter Clark
King County Parks Director Kevin Brown told a gathered crowd about the importance of a connected landscape before the official ribbon cutting of the East Lake Sammamish Trail. The 12-foot-wide paved surface runs 2.2 miles from Gilman Boulevard to Southeast 43rd Street.

“Our trails are essential components for our communities,” he said, praising the work that went into 12-foot-wide trail with gravel shoulders. “This makes the trail safer and more accessible for all.”

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