King County Land Conservation Initiative: 65,000 acres to sustain us

Half a million King County residents don’t have easy access to a park, trail or to green space. Think about that for a minute. View the Land Conservation Initiative Story Map In a county world-renowned for its amazing outdoor possibilities – its Cascade Mountains, mighty forestlands, lush farmlands providing local food, salmon-bearing streams and rivers, … More King County Land Conservation Initiative: 65,000 acres to sustain us

Eco-tastic New Year’s resolutions for 2018

A lot of us are thinking about turning a new leaf and finalizing our New Year’s resolutions. Let’s be honest, real behavior change is hard. Many behavioral scientists recommend writing down goals and steps you can take to help you meet those goals. Full disclosure: we didn’t invent these resolutions. We took some of this … More Eco-tastic New Year’s resolutions for 2018

The year in review: Responding to climate change by taking strategic actions in 2017

King County bolstered its reputation as a national leader in the effort to confront climate change in 2017, delivering on Executive Dow Constantine’s commitment to protect the region’s natural environment while creating more resilient communities. … More The year in review: Responding to climate change by taking strategic actions in 2017

Kid’s Safety Day: Dalmatians, otters and trails

School’s out and that means extra time for fun. To celebrate enjoying summer safely, we joined fire departments, police departments and safety agencies for Kids Safety Day at the Museum of Flight. More than 800 kids came out for the event at the Museum of Flight. King County Parks shared their trail safety tips with … More Kid’s Safety Day: Dalmatians, otters and trails

King County’s Eastside Rail Corridor trail work gains steam in 2016

In 2016, King County made significant progress on the 16 miles of new trail it’s contributing to the emerging Eastside Rail Corridor, which will connect communities from Renton to Woodinville with a world-class, uninterrupted multipurpose trail system. … More King County’s Eastside Rail Corridor trail work gains steam in 2016

Video: Wilburton Trestle on the Eastside Rail Corridor

We got a huge response from the aerial footage of the Wilburton Trestle posted in Jan. and we decided to share an extended clip. Can you imagine the century-old wooden railroad bridge that once carried lumber and freight will one day carry a regional trail with walkers, runners and cyclists? … More Video: Wilburton Trestle on the Eastside Rail Corridor

Volunteer with King County Parks on MLK Day

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy of service in the community by volunteering. This MLK Day, we have two volunteer events happening in King County Parks, and we hope to see you there. Volunteers are an integral part of our parks, trails and open spaces, helping  maintain our stream corridors, forests and wetlands by … More Volunteer with King County Parks on MLK Day