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…

Tree Planting with Two Rivers School


We are fortunate to have such an amazing array of partners who help us maintain our world-class parks, trails and open spaces. One such partner is the Two Rivers School from North Bend – they’ve been helping us plant native vegetation and remove invasive plants on our properties (in the area) for over ten years!…