Photo Diary: Tahoma School District forest ecology field trip at Ravensdale Park


In the past week, every 7th grader (120-190 students per day) in the Tahoma School District participated in a forest ecology field trip led by King County Parks staff. These young¬†arborists spent the day rotating through three unique and interactive stations at Ravensdale Park and the Cemetery Reach Natural Area. At the first station, teachers…

The kids are happy and so are we!


You don’t have to tell these kids twice to go outside and play, even in the rain. Besides, everyone knows that rain makes riding down slides that much more fun! Today in Fremont, King County Parks took part in a playground dedication at B.F. Day Elementary where kids, parents, teachers and supporting community groups came…

Nature’s gym is where you’ll find her


She doesn’t need a stationary machine to feed the energy that is spent up daily as a busy and focused mom; all she needs is a path of natural terrain that only can be found in nature’s gym. Lucky enough for Mom Trail Runner, she can find what her energy bank needs right here in…

Kid Pump Track in the pursuit of happiness and a little dirt


She prides herself on how long she can run the course of the pump track at King County’s Duthie Hill Park as she progressively gets better and better with practice. These days, the young ones – both girls and boys – are turning up for spins through the dirt like never before. Kids want to…