Grand Ridge: Water Tower Loop


Today we officially opened the Water Tower Loop on Grand Ridge. Brought to you by your friendly neighborhood REI, Washington Trails Association, and of course, your King County Parks. WTA has been with Grand Ridge for over a decade! They’ve helped us shape and maintain it, and thanks to generous donations from REI, they added mileage to…

2017 Green Globe awards: Honoring Our Partners


This morning, King County hosted the Green Globes, an awards ceremony honoring local businesses, cities, community groups and individuals for the work they’re doing to protect and improve our environment. We were delighted that several Parks partners were recognized for their dedication to our parks and open space. Recognized as Leader in Community Stewardship, the…

#OptOutside in 28,000 Acres


Today is as good as any other to be outside. Yesterday should have given you plenty of motivation, as well as pie, and more than likely, regrets. Come on out and run, walk, hike or play out in Your Big Backyard. We don’t have to have awkward political conversations out here. #OptOutside

Friday – Avoid the #mallbrawl, #OptOutside with us


Our friends over at REI condensed our mantra into a hashtag. Words to live by. Also the hashtag that can spare you mall jail. You know. Yer all enjoying your pumpkin spice latte, with your 60 inch 4K TV on your shoulder, when some joker brushes past you and he’s got the gall to grab the last 3D-printing-self-replicating-housekeeping-drone…

Trail maintenance brought to you by REI


REI joined us for some trail maintenance at Green River Natural/O’ Grady. This site gets a lot of equestrian use, so they kept the trail wide, trimmed low hanging branches and worked on drainage. Large group of people, so they managed to get quite a bit done. Thank you much REI, your help is always appreciated.

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…