Our parks = their schools


This post is part of a series featuring grantees of the King County Parks Community Partnerships and Grants Program. Now that September has arrived, Tiny Trees kids are headed back to school.. in our parks! About 100 kids attend preschool each day in Five Mile Lake Park, Big Finn Hill Park, and Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland…

Go sports ball!


We are excited to announce the awardees of our latest round of youth sports grants!! Read the news release here. What are the youth sports grants, you ask? In an effort to remove barriers and disrupt the cost-prohibitive pay-to-play model, our grants are aimed at providing resources to government agencies and non-profit organizations to support…

Youth Job Fair: 3rd annual Peace N the ‘Hood, June 7


What do you get when you combine 30 employers and 10 resource providers at our historic Log Cabin (a.k.a. White Center Community Center) in Steve Cox Memorial Park? Jobs jobs jobs! The Peace N the ‘Hood job fair is an opportunity for youth ages 16 -24 years old to meet potential employers in person, get…

Camp Long Challenge Course in West Seattle growing like a tree!


The number of youths participating in the team experience of the Challenge Course at Camp Long has been going up, up and up! King County Parks partnered with Seattle Parks, and the Washington State University Extension 4-H program in providing a $50,000 Youth Sports Facilities Grant to build the expanded challenge course. In 2011, the…

White Center Aztecs


I had the opportunity to watch the Aztecs play their championship game on Saturday night. They are a thing of legend here in Parks. It was obvious from warm-ups to game-time that this team is tight. They shared jokes and smiles pre-game, but started off with the first two goals and never slowed down. It…