705,840!


King County Parks enjoyed some quality time with County Executive Dow Constantine in Big Finn Hill Park today to celebrate progress toward the county’s admittedly audacious goal to plant One Million Trees by 2020. Together with 80 partnering organizations, we’ve planted 705,840 trees in King County. We are SO close! The Executive wholeheartedly encouraged anyone who…

Happy #OptOutside


#OptOutside While #optoutside started as a way to change behaviors on Black Friday, it’s bigger than one single day. It’s a choice you  make every day. You’ve heard it before: being outside is good for you. Good for your health. Good for your attitude. Spend some time taking care of yourself . . . instead…

#OptOutside in 28,000 Acres


Today is as good as any other to be outside. Yesterday should have given you plenty of motivation, as well as pie, and more than likely, regrets. Come on out and run, walk, hike or play out in Your Big Backyard. We don’t have to have awkward political conversations out here. #OptOutside

Friday – Avoid the #mallbrawl, #OptOutside with us


Our friends over at REI condensed our mantra into a hashtag. Words to live by. Also the hashtag that can spare you mall jail. You know. Yer all enjoying your pumpkin spice latte, with your 60 inch 4K TV on your shoulder, when some joker brushes past you and he’s got the gall to grab the last 3D-printing-self-replicating-housekeeping-drone…

Playground update: Tolt MacDonald now open!


  Tolt MacDonald Park – Now open! See photo above. Big Finn Hill – The lower playground is scheduled to be closed starting Wednesday, September 21. Depending on the weather, construction should be complete in 2 months. The upper toddler playground will remain open during construction. *** This project is funded in part by the voter-approved…

Playground Updates: Ravensdale Park now open and Tolt MacDonald Park now closed


Ravensdale Park Now open!!! Check out the pictures below. Tolt MacDonald Park Closed through September. *** This project is funded in part by the voter-approved 2014-2019 King County Parks, Trail and Open Space Replacement Levy. Thank you for your support! For more information on the program and other capital improvement projects click here.