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…

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…

Compost. Recycle. Get your groove on (for free). Rinse. Repeat.


In just a few short days, the summer concert series kicks off at Marymoor Park, which means it’s time to refresh your playlist and plan some summer fun. Not enough dough to see every show? Then considering volunteering on the Marymoor Composting and Recycling Crew! Marymoor Composting and Recycling Crew volunteers help educate concert-goers about…

@ 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 Campground Host opening at Tolt-MacDonald Park


Got an RV? Enjoy the outdoors? We have an opening at the beautiful Tolt-MacDonald Park in Carnation for a Volunteer Campground Host during the 2017 camping season. Starting March 1 through October 31, the campground host will reside at the park at a campsite that fits a personal RV. (Site includes electrical, water and sewer…