Citizen Oversight Board gives Parks ‘two thumbs up’ on Levy expenditures


In 2013, when King County voters overwhelmingly approved the 2014-2019 King County Parks, Trails, and Open Space Replacement Levy, they also established a Levy Citizen Oversight Board to monitor how we would be expending levy proceeds. The board, which was appointed by the King County Executive and consists of one representative from each council district,…

White Center Teen Program: 25 years of burnt toast, ballin’ and being awesome.


This year, King County Parks’ White Center Teen Program (WCTP), which takes place at the “Log Cabin” (a.k.a. White Center Community Center) at Steve Cox Memorial Park, has been commemorating its silver anniversary (that’s 25 years, for you non-Hallmark card-types!) with lots of reminiscing and festivities and a serious tallying up of some impressive accomplishments….

More trail, less traffic – we want to hear from you!


We know you love our parks and trails – so much so that on any given day with half decent weather, our trailheads are bursting at the seams with traffic. And while we’re ecstatic that you love to visit our parks, we want to make sure that that congestion isn’t causing safety issues for park…

Harvey Manning Trailhead Dedication, June 29


Please join King County Deputy Executive Fred Jarrett and longtime Cougar Mountain advocates and enthusiasts on Weds, June 29 at 11 a.m. as we celebrate Harvey Manning and his infinite contributions to Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park. We will be unveiling the newly renamed trailhead to honor Manning’s legacy of protecting Cougar Mountain. Among the…

Petrovitsky Park play area is re-open!


Your little ones can climb, spin, sway and wobble their way around Petrovitsky Park once again. Closed for safety repairs, the play area now features a thick layer of wood chips and meets national safety standards for play area flooring material. The wood chips are an interim measure until the play area is renovated in…