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…

Happy horses heart our Taylor trails


Together with the Tahoma Chapter of the Backcountry Horsemen of Washington and Washington Trails Association, we sliced through the shiny blue ribbon and celebrated our brand spankin’ new trailhead at Taylor Mountain Forest. And it was already being put to good use by the 30 some horses and their humans and trucks and trailers! Funded…

1 down, 999,999 to go!


Today, King County Executive Dow Constantine launched the 1 Million Trees campaign, an ambitious project to plant one million trees across King County by 2020 to combat climate change, promote healthy forests, and make our communities healthier and more resilient for all residents, be they people, fish, birds, or orcas! In addition to kids from…

It’s OURS, all OURS!


In 2013, some 226 acres of lovely lush forest wedged between Cougar and Squak Mountains near Issaquah was threatened with clear-cutting. Thanks to the quick action of some conservationists and concerned hikers, King County and The Trust for Public Land made an agreement to protect the forest, where The Trust for Public Land would immediately…