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…

The Forest Next Door


Mike and Donna Brathovde are uniquely situated to experience King County Parks’ forest stewardship activities. Since 1976, they’ve lived next to what is now known as Ravensdale Retreat Natural Area, a 145-acre forested park near Maple Valley and Black Diamond in south King County. But we’ll get to Mike and Donna in a moment. Ravensdale…

Uplifting Youth Through Sports Mentorship


This post is the first in a series featuring grantees of the King County Parks Youth and Amateur Sports Grants program. A great coach can make a huge difference in a young person’s life. Up2Us Sports and Seattle Parks and Recreation are working to train quality sports coaches so they can inspire and positively impact Seattle…

Be a trail champion!


Basic trail etiquette reminders are out on the trail, along with King County Sheriffs!