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,…

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…

Summer construction: We’re at work so you can play!


For most people in these here parts, summer means long days and cramming in more outdoor activities than you can shake a stick at. For us at King County Parks, summer has another meaning: construction! With such a short spell of hot, dry weather, we know that we’ve got to pack in as much activity…

We’re havin’ a party and everybody’s invited!


Turning seventy-five may inspire some people to gold-plate their Senior Citizen cards, but we here at King County Parks aren’t slowing down one bit! Instead, we’re throwing a bash, Parks-style, with trees, trails, and treats! Join us as we celebrate 75 years of parks, trails, open space and general awesometicity with a big she-bang on…