This website is dedicated to the preservation of the dedicated bridle trail easements which run through Compton Green. The goal is to get all the properly dedicated Bridle Trail Easements open and maintained for use by horses and walkers and runners. The recorded plat of Compton Green displays them all. All the Compton Green property owners are aware and know the dedicated easements as recorded on the plat are alive and they see it on their titles. It's no surprise that these dedicated easements are there and ALIVE.
Compton Green has a legal dedicated trail system to get to the HEART of BRIDLE TRAILS,
which is the BRIDLE TRAILS STATE PARK.
BRIDLE TRAILS STATE PARK IS A WONDERFUL PLACE TO VISIT, RIDE, WALK or RUN... Here is some history.
In 1942 the State Park was dedicated. During the same time the property owner of land which now includes Compton Green dedicated to the surrounding (4 ) one mile sections, 21, 22, 27 28. It could have only been 4 owners back then. We do not have information of that but includes all the land from 116 Ave NE to 148th Ave NE (east and west) and NE 8th to NE 40th (north and south).
The owner of the Compton Green plat, McGrath Homes, had two problems to deal with. He had to provide access to the park by the private right easement owners of the four sections list above and McGrath had to by King County law provide a pedestrail facilitation system to get pedestrians from one end to the other and across it. By KC Law, McGrath was required to form an organization to keep the trails maintained. McGrath maintained them for one year, got final approval from KC. That was September 1967. Just after this time Boeing released 1000's of employees and the economy went south big time. McGrath lost the plat to the Banks. There were no owners in Compton Green for years and without any owners there was no trail maintenance. Thus the trails were lost back to the forest.
In the early 1970's sales came back, homes were built and families moved in and grew up in and around Compton Green. Some trails came back to life by owners for various reasons. Some had horses, were walkers and nature lovers. At this same time while there were positive trail movements, there was a very negative movement also. That was a group of property owners who did NOT want you to use the trail easement at the rear of their property. This was late 1970's to 1990's.