Notes from the field: Day of Caring Wrap-up


Today’s guest plogger is Charlie Wakenshaw from our Volunteer Program Last Friday, Sept 13, was United Way Day of Caring, a day we look forward to all year because it brings members of our community together to lend support for the public lands we all share. In partnership with the United Way of King County,…

Volunteer Campground Host opening at Tolt-MacDonald Park


Got an RV? Enjoy the outdoors? We have an opening at the beautiful Tolt-MacDonald Park in Carnation for a Volunteer Campground Host during the 2017 camping season. Starting March 1 through October 31, the campground host will reside at the park at a campsite that fits a personal RV. (Site includes electrical, water and sewer…

How they built the bridge: Teamwork at Tolt-MacDonald Park, 1976


This is the last in a series of blog posts celebrating American Archives Month 2016, using King County records to highlight the history of King County parks. For more, see “Athletes with Disabilities: King County Parks as a Recreation Pioneer,” “From Coal to the Cold War: Cougar Mountain Regional Wildlife Park’s Former Nike Missile Sites,” and…

Playground update: Tolt MacDonald now open!


  Tolt MacDonald Park – Now open! See photo above. Big Finn Hill – The lower playground is scheduled to be closed starting Wednesday, September 21. Depending on the weather, construction should be complete in 2 months. The upper toddler playground will remain open during construction. *** This project is funded in part by the voter-approved…

Playground Updates: Ravensdale Park now open and Tolt MacDonald Park now closed


Ravensdale Park Now open!!! Check out the pictures below. Tolt MacDonald Park Closed through September. *** This project is funded in part by the voter-approved 2014-2019 King County Parks, Trail and Open Space Replacement Levy. Thank you for your support! For more information on the program and other capital improvement projects click here.