Weekend activity: play Disc Golf at Dick Thurnau Park


Dick Thurnau Park (formally known as Lakewood Park) has one of the most popular Disc Golf courses in the Puget Sound. Located in White Center, Disc Golf is an accessible and affordable game. Pack a lunch and bring the whole family to enjoy the day! How does one play Disc Golf? According to the Professional…

Photo Diary of the Dick Thurnau Memorial Park Dedication Ceremony


Last weekend, King County Parks and the White Center community celebrated the renaming of Lakewood Park to Dick Thurnau Memorial Park at the TAF: Bethaday Learning Center. The afternoon was filled with stories, music, park tours and BBQ. Check out some photos from the event below.

Field Notes: Now that’s local!


During this time of being thankful and reflecting on what we love and value, it should come as no surprise that we here at King County Parks love the trees in our “big backyard.” And our resourceful staff have found ways for the trees in our parks to keep on giving, even after they’re no…

An honorable mention of high degree for the Bethaday Community Learning Space


Congratulations to The Miller Hull Partnership for receiving honorable mention at Seattle’s AIA award ceremony for their fabulous design of the Bethaday Community Learning Space in Lakewood Park. The 24,000 SF building received LEED Silver rating for its green design, and the jury noted its bold color and energy, innovative use of recycled material, and…

TAF Community Learning Space: Breaking ground, breaking barriers


Today, King County Parks, King County Executive Dow Constantine, and King County Councilmember Joe McDermott joined Technology Access Foundation’s (TAF) Trish Millines-Dziko to officially break ground on the TAF Community Learning Space in Lakewood Park in White Center. In addition to housing TAF’s offices, the 24,000 square foot Community Learning Space (CLS) will feature flexible…