The Bridge Over the Black River


We have more than 300 miles of trails in our regional trails system here in King County. We here at Parks manage more than 175 miles of those. The majority of those miles can be described as rail-trails: wide, flat, and paved trails that are built in the mellow grades of old railroad corridors. Rail-trails…

Photos: Paving the Lake to Sound Trail


We’re beginning to pave Segment B on the Lake to Sound Trail! The 1.45-mile paved multiuse path (regional trail) will eventually connect the cities of Renton, Tukwila, SeaTac, Burien and Des Moines. There’s still plenty of work to be done but we’re already getting excited for the finished product. Special thanks to the crews for…

Summer construction: We’re at work so you can play!


For most people in these here parts, summer means long days and cramming in more outdoor activities than you can shake a stick at. For us at King County Parks, summer has another meaning: construction! With such a short spell of hot, dry weather, we know that we’ve got to pack in as much activity…