Thanks to a strong partnership between the City of North Bend, Si View Metropolitan Park District, King County and the Trust for Public Land, 31.86 acres of Rattlesnake Mountain has been preserved in perpetuity providing conservation, recreation and education for all to enjoy. This beautiful piece of Rattlesnake Mountain is located south of Interstate 90 at Exit 31 in North Bend, and contains high quality environmental features including mature forests, wetlands, creeks, steep topography and glacial erratic rock features. The site was slated for development of a large scale housing development that would have included single family homes and multifamily homes and the associated infrastructure. The acquisition of this parcel ensures contiguous public ownership connecting the community of North Bend with Rattlesnake Mountain.
The master plan for Tennant Trailhead Park was adopted in March 2019 by the City of North Bend and Si View Metro Parks. The recently passed District capital bond provides funding for Tennant Trailhead Park design and construction of phase I trail system. Additional funding will be sought through grants and project partner King County Parks. We are excited to move forward to the design and initial construction phase this year, and the benefits this new park will provide for our community! The master plan envisions a passive recreation park that provides year-round recreation for local residents and the broader region with a non-motorized trail system for mountain bikers and hikers, picnic areas and viewpoints.
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