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…

Weekend of service


“Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” –Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Over the holiday weekend our staff,…

Day of Caring Re-cap


The King County Parks Volunteer Program hosted six different United Way Day of Caring Events in our parks. More than 150 volunteers helped with weeding, planting, pruning, digging….the list goes on! HUGE thank you to everyone who was involved in making this day a success. Here’s some of what we accomplished: White Center Heights Park Starbucks…

Marymoor’s Waking Dream of Healthy Trees


Volunteers from Cirque du Soleil’s LUZIA installed mulch rings around 40 trees near the Willowmoor entrance to protect them from damage and drought this summer. Cirque staff have been enjoying the greenery, mountains, and occasional sunny days here in Washington. LUZIA will be wrapping their run at Marymoor this weekend and are headed to Denver next. We…

@ Work So You Can Play: Grand Ridge


Prep work underway for a new rock turnpike on the Water Tower Loop Trail at Grand Ridge. Staff are prepping the area for work parties with our peeps the Washington Trails Association (WTA). Want to join in the fun? You can bring your pumpkin spice latte.

Volunteer Spotlight: Appreciation Dinner 2016


Guest blogger: Matt Fieser, Veteran Fellow Intern – King County Parks Volunteer Program When I tell people that I work for King County Parks, the first question they always ask is, “do you work with Chris Pratt?” Hilarious. No, I don’t know or work with Chris Pratt, but my time working with the King County…