Fennel Creek Trail
City of Bonney Lake
In July 1997, the city of Bonney Lake distributed a questionnaire to approximately 3,100 Bonney Lake households and received 150 completed questionnaires. The purpose of the survey was to gauge demand for the various types of recreational facilities in the area. It is now too old to be relied upon but it can be used to corroborate other findings.
The majority of those who responded indicated that their first priority was a system of walking/jogging/biking trails, followed by sports fields, children’s play areas, and picnic areas. Respondents assigned high priority to acquisition of new park land. For a complete summary of the park survey results, see the Parks Plan – adopted by Ordinance #767 on March 24, 1998 – available from the Department of Community Development.
In April of 2005, the landscape architecture firm Bruce Dees & Associates was retained by the City of Bonney Lake to work with a citizen Ad Hoc Committee with the goal of planning a general trail route to connect Allan Yorke Park to the Pierce County Foothills Trail, following the Fennel Creek corridor. A detailed route was to be defined from Allan Yorke Park to Victor Falls, the portion of the trail within the city limits of Bonney Lake.
The first segment, which provided access from the residential neighborhoods to Victor Falls Elementary, was completed in October of 2013.