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I have a "Friends of" group in my park and they want to improve trails, but are not sure how. Can the Trails Program help me?

Yes. In addition to the sites that will be identified on this years workplan, the Trails Program is available to consult with community groups to help develop a trails coordinator needs assessment, a plan for the park, and to convey trail maintenance and construction standards on a time-available basis. We are also available to help organize and lead work parties with Adopt- a-Park groups.

What is the difference between a path and a trail?

A path usually has a hard surface (i.e. asphalt, cement), while a trail"s surface is packed earth, crushed rock, or wood chips.  Some parks such as Seward Park and Carkeek Park, have paths and trails,  while others, such as Fauntleroy Park.

Updated March 19, 2014

Thank you all for participating in our on-line trail survey. We invite you to provide input on the future work of the Green Seattle Partnership.

For other event or volunteer information visit the Volunteer Calendar.

The Trails Program works with volunteers to address the need for trail maintenance, trail construction, and trail development standards.
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