Dig this! Breaking Ground for Phase 2 at Ravensdale Park


The kids were ready to break ground as soon as they spied the shovels lined up; it’s hard to contain their excitement as they watch their hometown fields unfold into a top-notch sports complex. King County Parks, along with Ravensdale Park Foundation (RPF) and the City of Maple Valley, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony of the second phase of the Ravensdale Park redevelopment…

The First Ever Regional Trails System Map Cover Photo Contest!


Share your best photo of the recreation activities you enjoy on the regional trails system (RTS) in King County, and it could wind up as the cover on the official RTS map. We know you’re doing fun things out there on the RTS, so show us what you got! In addition to winning the cover…

This is what progress looks like at Redmond Ridge Park!


This is a recent picture taken of work underway at the upper multi-purpose field at Redmond Ridge Park in Redmond.  Final seaming and striping of the turf fileds was completed over the weekend, now it’s just awaiting dry weather in order to do infill installation and grooming! The lower baseball field was completed a couple weeks ago. This…

Completing the cycle of a living Christmas tree


We survived the holiday season and we’re rounding the corner to spring, which means prime planting time for some awesome habitat restoration! A number of upcoming volunteer planting work parties has got us especially excited because we have a large donation of native plants and trees coming our way from Swansons Nursery. King County Parks…

Camp Long Challenge Course in West Seattle growing like a tree!


The number of youths participating in the team experience of the Challenge Course at Camp Long has been going up, up and up! King County Parks partnered with Seattle Parks, and the Washington State University Extension 4-H program in providing a $50,000 Youth Sports Facilities Grant to build the expanded challenge course. In 2011, the…