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…

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…

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…

The kids are happy and so are we!


You don’t have to tell these kids twice to go outside and play, even in the rain. Besides, everyone knows that rain makes riding down slides that much more fun! Today in Fremont, King County Parks took part in a playground dedication at B.F. Day Elementary where kids, parents, teachers and supporting community groups came…

YSFG’s got game in Auburn


On Wednesday, Oct 30, King County Parks was delighted to attend the City of Auburn’s ribbon cutting celebration of Lea Hill Park, a 7-acre park near Green River Community College. The King County Youth Sports Facilities Grant program (YSFG) provided a $60,000 matching grant to Auburn for the construction of the “freesport” field, a small…