@ Work: Windfall


The week’s storm has kept our crews on windfall patrol. This time of year always brings the pain. In the form of fallen trees in inconvenient areas. After major and minor windstorms, or heavy rain, our staff are quite busy removing the obstructions. In the mosaic below are photos posted to issues in SeeClickFix by…

Field Notes: Dwight’s At Work, So You Can Play


If you’ve set foot in Marymoor Park, you have experienced Dwight’s handiwork. Dwight is a member of your Marymoor Park staff, who are tasked with keeping that massive park clean, safe and open for everyone to enjoy. But Dwight brings a specialization: he’s a one-man-pep-rally-dancing-machine. Dwight has worked for King County Parks for many years as…

Your King County Parks staff…


Once a year we get together to celebrate our coworkers for their time served as public servants, and give heartfelt goodbyes to those who are retiring after MANY years of service. We love and appreciate all these folks for all they do – and have done – to keep our parks clean, safe and open. By…

26,000+ acres & flooding is just another day


We know no one wants to be out in our parks when the weather is ugly, but we still have to keep them “clean, safe and open(ish)” during this season. A half-foot of rain or more fell in the foothills of eastern King County Jan. 5th, and that meant major flooding on the Snoqualmie and…

Aquatic Center getting shipshape


Just because people aren’t swimming right now doesn’t mean this joint isn’t hustling. Construction workers and staff are hard at work, scrubbing the facility, installing solar panels, vents, ducts, ceilings. This place is getting some major love. Seriously, that is our staff hand scrubbing individual tiles. Hard at work, so you can play.