1 down, 999,999 to go!


Today, King County Executive Dow Constantine launched the 1 Million Trees campaign, an ambitious project to plant one million trees across King County by 2020 to combat climate change, promote healthy forests, and make our communities healthier and more resilient for all residents, be they people, fish, birds, or orcas! In addition to kids from…

Parkschooling homeschoolers


The Homeschool Stewardship Squad (not to be confused with 1999’s Mod Squad with Giovanni Ribisi killing it) has been paying regular visits to King County’s natural areas and schoolin’ kids on stewardship. ¬†Yeah, kids getting dirty (not to be confused with dirty south) and giving back to their, yours, our public lands. I’d call it…

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…

Wanted: Recycling Rock Stars


It’s almost that time of year again, folks: Marymoor Concerts start next week! Want to see a show for free? Join our Recycling/Composting Crew and get free entry and free parking to the show at which you volunteer. FREE. For reals! We’ve got an amazing line-up this year, and volunteer shifts are going to fill…

New trail at Cedar Creek uncovers Ewok village (we swear!)


This past Saturday, May 11, locals and trail enthusiasts gathered to celebrate the opening of the brand spankin’ new loop trail through Cedar Creek Park, an Ewok-like forest paradise nestled between Covington and Maple Valley in unincorporated King County. Cedar Creek Park is actually 2 parks: King County’s portion, called Cedar Downs, and the City…