The Forest Next Door


Mike and Donna Brathovde are uniquely situated to experience King County Parks’ forest stewardship activities. Since 1976, they’ve lived next to what is now known as Ravensdale Retreat Natural Area, a 145-acre forested park near Maple Valley and Black Diamond in south King County. But we’ll get to Mike and Donna in a moment. Ravensdale…

Uplifting Youth Through Sports Mentorship


This post is the first in a series featuring grantees of the King County Parks Youth and Amateur Sports Grants program. A great coach can make a huge difference in a young person’s life. Up2Us Sports and Seattle Parks and Recreation are working to train quality sports coaches so they can inspire and positively impact Seattle…

Be a trail champion!


Basic trail etiquette reminders are out on the trail, along with King County Sheriffs!

Local food, music and fun at CHOMP!


CHOMP! returns to King County’s Marymoor Park on Saturday, Aug. 17, showcasing local food, green living workshops and activities for the whole family – and it’s FREE to attend. Music performers this year include legendary soul singer Mavis Staples, The Black Tones, Caspar Babypants, and more! Join us as we celebrate all that is fresh,…