Happy Duwamish Alive Day!


On October 19th we celebrated Duwamish Alive Day with events at North Green River Park and White Center Heights Park. For 13 years, Duwamish Alive Day has been a regional day of habitat restoration events organized by the Duwamish Alive Coalition whose collaborative efforts aim to improve the health of the Green-Duwamish Watershed. This year,…

Mile by mile


#YourBigBackyard has gotten just a little bigger! Check out the latest mile that has been added to the Foothills Trail south of Enumclaw.

Youth Empowerment Through Circus


Circus can be a great way for kids to get active and build social skills. The School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts (SANCA) works to share the joy of circus with youth of all ages and abilities. Check out this Story Map to learn about how our Youth and Amateur Sports Grants program helped…

The Bridge Over the Black River


We have more than 300 miles of trails in our regional trails system here in King County. We here at Parks manage more than 175 miles of those. The majority of those miles can be described as rail-trails: wide, flat, and paved trails that are built in the mellow grades of old railroad corridors. Rail-trails…

Notes from the field: Day of Caring Wrap-up


Today’s guest plogger is Charlie Wakenshaw from our Volunteer Program Last Friday, Sept 13, was United Way Day of Caring, a day we look forward to all year because it brings members of our community together to lend support for the public lands we all share. In partnership with the United Way of King County,…

Our parks = their schools


This post is part of a series featuring grantees of the King County Parks Community Partnerships and Grants Program. Now that September has arrived, Tiny Trees kids are headed back to school.. in our parks! About 100 kids attend preschool each day in Five Mile Lake Park, Big Finn Hill Park, and Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland…