Dockton Forest Mountain Bike Park – Now Open


Great turnout. Great partners. Great community. Thank you Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, and Vashon Mountain Bike Association. To learn more about the partnership(s) that helped make this happen, see our press release. Follow this link if you’d like to see more photos.

Issues? We Hear You


A partnership between Parks and SeeClickFix, a leading digital communications system company, lets park and trail visitors be our eyes and ears on the ground, identifying issues or requesting repairs, using locational, descriptive, and photographic information. We are piloting this tool over the next several months with the goal of streamlining incoming service requests and…

Tree Planting with Two Rivers School


We are fortunate to have such an amazing array of partners who help us maintain our world-class parks, trails and open spaces. One such partner is the Two Rivers School from North Bend – they’ve been helping us plant native vegetation and remove invasive plants on our properties (in the area) for over ten years!…

Day of the Living Trees


What’s better than peanut butter + chocolate? Trees and parks. No park can have too many. Which is one of the reasons Swansons began their Living Tree program. A program for those of us that love parks, and hate knowing our tree has reached the end of the line after the holiday. A program that…

King County Parks Foundation, now in 3-D!


Last week, our very own King County Parks Foundation was featured in a full color, eight-page insert as part of the Puget Sound Business Journal’s series on corporate citizenship in the region. Download and read the pdf (3.6 MB) online or contact us for a hard copy!

Give me shelter


  Island Center Forest’s new “forest cathedral” shelter was designed and built by Nathan Enzian of Fifth Bench Design and Build, on Vashon Island.  The shelter is a timber-frame design that uses old school joinery methods. All of the Douglas-fir posts and beams come from local Vashon forests and were milled at the Vashon Forest…