Our parks = their schools


This post is part of a series featuring grantees of the King County Parks Community Partnerships and Grants Program. Now that September has arrived, Tiny Trees kids are headed back to school.. in our parks! About 100 kids attend preschool each day in Five Mile Lake Park, Big Finn Hill Park, and Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland…

2013: These are a few of our favorite things…


Whew, 2013 was a big year for us here at King County Parks. We turned 75, got some serious love from King County voters, and rocked out at shows at Marymoor and Tolt. Here are our 5 favorite stories from this past year. An outpouring of support from King County voters, who overwhelmingly approved the…

Shiny new fields coming to Petrovitsky Park


Just south of Renton near Lake Youngs is King County’s Petrovitsky Park, an 88-acre park with baseball and soccer fields, a playground, and picnic areas. Already known as a great park for baseball, Petro will no doubt soon gain attention for its brand-spanking-new synthetic turf fields. Back in 2008, the Kent Youth Soccer Association (KYSA)…

Row your boat out of a new facility.


King County Parks’ Community Partnerships and Grants Program works the magic yet again, this time with the Sammamish Rowing Association (SRA), which is building a new boathouse along the Sammamish River in Marymoor Park. The official groundbreaking ceremony is Sept. 12 from noon to 3 p.m. at Marymoor Park. Public benefits of this project go…

Progress on Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park


We went out to meet Mike Westra of Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance (EMBA) to take a look at their progress on the Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park. EMBA does some impressive work!