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…

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…

Local food, music and fun at CHOMP!


CHOMP! returns to King County’s Marymoor Park on Saturday, Aug. 17, showcasing local food, green living workshops and activities for the whole family – and it’s FREE to attend. Music performers this year include legendary soul singer Mavis Staples, The Black Tones, Caspar Babypants, and more! Join us as we celebrate all that is fresh,…

Your summer event line-up is here!


Sun is out, school is out…now what? Don’t worry, at King County Parks, we’ve got you covered with a great summer line-up of events happening in our parks for the whole family to enjoy. So, grab your calendar and fill it up with all the fun! Big Backyard MoviesBring your low-backed chairs, blankets and snacks,…