IMG_4584 petting zoo PiP 2014Be sure to check out the Bridle Trails Party in the Park celebration this Saturday, June 25th. This is the Bridle Trails Park Foundation’s 14th year hosting the amazing fundraising event to support Bridle Trails State Park. The Bridle Trails Park Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 established in 2002 to protect, preserve, maintain and enhance Bridle Trails State Park. Trustees volunteer their time to manage the Foundation and support its many community, educational, and fundraising activities. So head on out and show your community support – keep our state green one park at a time!

Where:     Bridle Trails State Park

                  5300 116th Ave NE, Kirkland – main entrance

                  ** See note on parking below

When:      Saturday, June 25th

                  8:30 AM – 12:30 PM


8:30 AM – 11:30 AM:  Famous ‘baked on the griddle’ Pancake & Bacon breakfast, served with coffee or juice


10:00 – 12:30:  Free entertainment featuring the Ellensburg Rodeo Royal Court, Equestrian Drill Team, petting zoo, stilt walkers, incredible hula hoop demonstrations, and more!

Kids’ Activities:

9:30 AM – 12:00 PM:  Pony rides, face painters, games, a donkey dash, art/craft activities, a petting zoo, and more!

Trail Fun Runs: 5K and 10K

7:30 AM – Day-of-race registration and packet pickup begins

9:00 AM – 10K run begins

9:05 AM – 5K run/walk begins

Packet pickup and race-day registration open at 7:30 AM in the park! Credit card, check, or cash accepted on race day.

5K &10K Course Details: This is a timed race. Course is on dirt and gravel trails in the park. The ground is often uneven, hilly in places and riddled with tree roots. No dogs or bicycles will be allowed on the course. While child jog strollers are allowed, please keep in mind that you will be running or walking on narrow, natural dirt trails. To be considerate of others, please start in the back of the pack if you plan on bringing a stroller.

1K Family Adventure Trail Details: A NEW unique family fun scavenger hunt in the Park! All families who PRE-REGISTER for this event (and complete the trail on the 25th) will receive two raffle tickets for each participant for a drawing prize pool of goodies with over a $500 total value. Think kids discovering nature, slugs, a magician, and other wonderful surprises!

For more information, email or check out the Party in the Park website at .