Update (Oct. 12, 2021) -- Local and state leaders celebrated on Oct. 6 the completion of a new multi-modal path that connects Kirkland to Redmond and Woodinville.
The Willows Road Regional Trail Connection covers the 1,800-foot gap between the northern terminus of the Cross Kirkland Corridor and the Redmond Central Connector and Sammamish River Trails. It makes possible a 42-mile multi-modal corridor that, when completed, will stretch from Renton to Snohomish.
“The spine of our growing network is a 100-foot-wide corridor that stretches along most of the City’s length,” said Kirkland Mayor Penny Sweet, in prepared remarks to state and local leaders. “We’ve been racing to connect that corridor to our neighborhoods, schools, parks and commercial centers. And now, with this project, we are connecting it to the region.”