CrossTown Trail Opens at Risdon Middle School
Posted on 01/30/2019

A new segment of the CrossTown Trail is now open to the public! The long-awaited section, which is the CrossTown Trail's westernmost segment, is located along the eastern edge of Risdon Middle School.

The Renton School District completed the asphalt portion of the trail that connects to the middle school, as well as the initial grading work on the soft-surface segment. The soft-surface portion is not completely finished, but it is walkable, just expect it to be a little muddy at times. The city is responsible for completing work on the trail, which will include surfacing, fine grading and drainage fixes. That future work will be partially funded by a King County Youth and Amateur Sports Grant.

This new segment is a highly anticipated addition to the city’s prized trail system, as it reroutes that portion from a stretch of sidewalk to a more natural, wooded environment. This project also restored areas impacted by construction with vegetation that's fitting for the natural setting.

“The trail will provide exploration opportunities for middle school students, nearby elementary students and the general public. The proximity to schools is a great opportunity for students to be active and engage with their natural surroundings,” said Julie Cassata, city project planner.

View the map below for the trail's exact location.

CrossTown Trail

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