Field Notes: Last spike + volunteers = Trail complete in Grand Ridge Park!


On Thurs, Feb 23, after 77 days and more than 4,600 volunteer hours of work over the course of 17 months, volunteers from Washington Trails Association put the last spike into the 600-foot-long boardwalk across the north hemlock bog in Grand Ridge Park. For 10 years, WTA volunteers have been building and improving Grand Ridge’s…

Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park re-opened


Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park, a photo by kingcountyparks on Flickr. Thank you to all of the hard working volunteers! Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park is re-opened.

2011 King County Parks Highlights Reel, Part 1


This year has been a busy one here at King County Parks – we’ve added some new acres here and there, converted a few muddy old fields to synthetic turf, and removed a heck of a lot blackberries. Here’s the highlights reel: New stuff! Paved 1.2 miles of the East Lake Sammamish Trail in Redmond,…

Duthie Hill Dash – XC Mountain Bike Race this Saturday


Saturday, June 19 – 9 a.m. Subway’s Washington Games presents Cross-country Mountain Bike Race Come watch riders of all ages careen down a course through Duthie’s much-celebrated new mountain bike park. Featuring more than five miles of trails that are suitable for riders of all experience levels, Duthie Hill’s mountain bike park offers banked turns,…

Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park screen time


King 5’s Evening Magazine aired their first Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park piece last night. Click here to see it in all its glory. Remember kids don’t try these moves at home…do it at the park.