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The Trails Committee advises the Park District staff on the planning, acquisition, development, and maintenance of the Park District’s trail system. Such matters may include helping the Park District develop an annual work plan for trail maintenance and construction, advocating for trails in the community, and recruiting volunteers for monthly trail work parties. The committee meets monthly to discuss ongoing projects, maintenance issues, future projects, and other trail issues.

Duties and Responsibilities

A. Advise the Director or designee:

  1. Planning, acquisition, development, and implementation of a comprehensive trail system.
  2. Developing, implementing, and reviewing a comprehensive trail maintenance plan.
  3. Making recommendations about trail trends, practices, methods, equipment, and technologies.

B. Assist the Director or designee:

  1. Identify potential funding sources for trail planning, acquisition, development, and maintenance.
  2. Define trail issues/ problems and make appropriate recommendations.
  3. Establish trail standards and update them as needed.
  4. Develop an annual work program.

C. Advocate for Trails:

  1. Advocate for the needs of community trail users and encourage public support for trails.
  2. Advocate for the responsible use of trails.

D. Trail Development and Maintenance:

  1. Provide resources for trail development and maintenance with Park District coordination and supervision.
  2. Recruit volunteers and organize work parties to perform trail maintenance and trail development.
  3. Cooperatively plan and schedule work parties with District staff.
  4. Perform trail work under the guidance and direction of District staff.
  5. Focus efforts on achieve completion of priority projects identified in an annual work plan
  1. Park District staff person(s) as designated by the Director.
  2. Bainbridge Island residents who are interested in trails are effective advocates and ambassadors for the Park District’s trails program and can work cooperatively with the public, other committee members, and Park District staff.
  3. Members shall be appointed by the Director and serve a minimum of one year.
  4. Members shall represent a wide variety of trail users.
  5. Members of the Trails Committee serve at the pleasure of the Director and may be removed by the Director in the best interests of the Park District.

If you are interested in participating in the Trails Committee, please contact the Natural Resources Manager Lydia Roush at to be considered.

  1. The Trails Committee may elect a Vice-Chairperson and may elect other such officers to fulfill the duties of the Committee.
  2. The Vice-Chairperson shall act in the absence of the Trails Coordinator.
  3. The Trails Coordinator shall preside at the Committee meetings and shall present the Committee’s business to the Director monthly.
  4. The Trails Committee may elect a Secretary to keep minutes of meetings, although minutes are not required unless the following conditions occur.
    1. Board recommendations are being developed from the committee
    2. The Trails Coordinator is not present at the meeting.
Committee Meetings
  1. The Trails Committee meetings shall be regularly scheduled.
  2. The Trails Coordinator shall review and approve the committee agenda and minutes before meetings conducted by the Vice-Chairperson.
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