Nature getting in the way of your parks?


Wind. Pfff. KC Parks staff ain’t skeered. Crews have been at windfall for days. We have trees down from Vashon to Enumclaw. Sammamish River Trail to Pinnacle Peak. We on it. Should you happen across any issues, we have not already addressed, please hit us up on SeeClickFix. It geolocates the location. You can post…

What do you think of Your Big Backyard?


Do you use Marymoor Park, Cougar Mountain or our 175 miles of Regional Trails? Let us know what you think by taking our Parks and Trails User Survey! As part of our commitment to improving visitor experience, King County Parks is looking for visitor opinions – what’s great about King County’s parks, trails, and natural…

Ring around Ring Hill Forest


Sweater weather. Wool sweater weather. I pulled on my woolliest sweater and headed for the woods psyched because I’m a newbie at King County Parks and knew there’d be something among the trees about which to Plog. The week before, I met the field crew who takes care of the parks in northeastern area of…

Maury Island gets some WTA love


  Last month, Department of Natural Resources and Parks Director Christie True paid a visit to a group of Washington Trails Association volunteers who spent a “working vacation” week building a new multiuse trail at Maury Island Marine Park.  Every summer WTA sponsors working vacation trail projects in the high country and wilderness areas of…