A love letter to King County’s natural environment, parks and open space

We got this idea for doing a collection of love notes to our region’s natural resources from the local publication, The Evergrey. They wrote a love letter to Seattle. Reading that letter as inspiration, we put a call out for submissions for love notes about what residents appreciate most about our region’s natural environment, parks … More A love letter to King County’s natural environment, parks and open space

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

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 … More 1 down, 999,999 to go!

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