Happy Duwamish Alive Day!


On October 19th we celebrated Duwamish Alive Day with events at North Green River Park and White Center Heights Park. For 13 years, Duwamish Alive Day has been a regional day of habitat restoration events organized by the Duwamish Alive Coalition whose collaborative efforts aim to improve the health of the Green-Duwamish Watershed. This year,…

Notes from the field: Day of Caring Wrap-up


Today’s guest plogger is Charlie Wakenshaw from our Volunteer Program Last Friday, Sept 13, was United Way Day of Caring, a day we look forward to all year because it brings members of our community together to lend support for the public lands we all share. In partnership with the United Way of King County,…

Another Planting Season in the Bag


  Three King County Parks programs are making great progress towards our county-wide goal to plant One Million Trees by 2020. King County Parks Volunteer and Restoration Program and our many community partners planted 41,076 conifers and 10,967 deciduous trees in 2018 for a whopping total of 52,043. Since the start of the 2019 planting season,…

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…