Cat Unleashed On Leash!

What?!? This is cat-razy! First. That cat is on a leash. That right there is some serious trail etiquette. Second. That cat knows some great backcountry trails. Cougar Mountain and King County Parks welcome our backcountry feline overlords. In the immortal words of Ralph Wiggum “My cat’s breathe smells like cat food.”

Limited deer hunt set for Oct. 17-31 at King County’s Island Center Forest


King County Parks will open Island Center Forest to deer hunting for a fifth-annual limited season Oct. 17-31, when no other access will be permitted on 200 acres of forestland.

The hunting season coincides with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s designated hunting season in which all firearms can be used, except rifles. The action reduces the state’s established four-month-long hunting season to a two-week-long season in Island Center Forest, which is popular for hiking, walking and other recreational uses.

Hunters are required to purchase a modern firearm hunting license. Bows and arrows, crossbows, muzzleloaders, revolver-type handguns and shotguns are allowed.

For more info check out the news release.


Trail Alert: Snoqualmie Valley Trail

Major repairs are needed to the historic Tokul Creek Trestle – the stunning, century-old wooden structure that once carried railroad cars and now serves as part of King County Parks’ Snoqualmie Valley Trail.

The work is expected to begin Sept. 15 and last into spring of 2016. During this time, a three-mile-long stretch of the Snoqualmie Valley Trail will be closed to all access.

Because of the trestle’s remote location with no viable alternative routes, the trail will be closed from the trailhead at 356th Drive Southeast in Fall City to about one-quarter mile north of Tokul Road Southeast in Snoqualmie.

Peter Frampton and Cheap Trick Concert Ticket Giveaway!!!

What is one way to prevent “The Flame” aka the Washington Wildfires from reaching our King County Parks?


Don’t smoke in parks

No fireworks


Comment with your answer to this question on our King County Parks Facebook post AND like King County Parks on Facebook to be entered to win 1 pair (2 tickets) to the Peter Frampton and Cheap Trick concert TOMORROW 8/27 at Marymoor Park. You MUST enter by 9:00 AM TOMORROW!

Go parks!

Boring disclaimer: Entrants must write a comment on the Facebook post and like King County Parks on Facebook no later than 9:00 AM PST tomorrow Friday 8/27. No King County employees or their families are eligible. One entry per person. Any entries using offensive language, racism or discrimination will be removed and excluded from the contest at our discretion. By commenting, entrants agree to give King County permission to use their photo and/or name for promotional purposes (example: your photo and first name on our website). Ticket giveaway winners will pick up their tickets at the Concert Box Office at Marymoor Park. Parking and concessions not included. Entrants must agree to all of the above terms to be eligible.


Upcoming Volunteer Events in King County Parks- Autumn 2015

PicMonkey Collage Volunteer

Volunteering with King County Parks is a great way to give back to the community, learn tangible skills, satisfy service learning requirements and enjoy the outdoors! Families, groups and individuals are all invited to get involved with our volunteer program. Here are the upcoming volunteer events with King County Parks’ this coming autumn:

  • Sept. 12  Skyway Park, Skyway.  9:00AM – NOON. Remove invasive weeds, join in the ongoing improvement of this lovely park’s natural areas. *Volunteer Coordinator Lina Rose.
  • Oct. 3 KC Greenhouse & Nursery, Maple Valley  10:00AM – 2:00PM. Come help weed potted native plants to prepare them for fall plantings in Parks’ restoration sites.  **Volunteer Coordinator Tina Miller.
  • Oct. 10 North Shorewood Park, White Center –  10:00AM – 2:00PM. Come help plant native trees and shrubs in this wonderful neighborhood park.   *Volunteer Coordinator Lina Rose.
  • Oct. 10 Cougar-Squak Mt. Corridor Park, Issaquah 10:00AM – 2:00PM. Help with planting in areas that have recently been cleared from invasives English Ivy and blackberry.  **Volunteer Coordinator Tina Miller.
  • Oct. 17 Cecil Moses Memorial Park, Tukwila 10:00AM – 2:00PM. Help with planting for continued improvement to this beautiful spot along the Duwamish River.   *Volunteer Coordinator Lina Rose.
  • Oct. 24  Sierra Heights Park, Renton  10:00AM – 2:00PM. Help with planting in areas recently cleared of invasive blackberry. *Volunteer Coordinator Lina Rose.
  • Oct. 24  Cedar Grove Natural Area, Maple Valley 10:00AM – 2:00PM. Help with planting in this large restoration site along the Cedar River. **Volunteer Coordinator Tina Miller.
  • Oct. 31 White Center Heights Park, White Center    10:00AM – 2:00PM. Help with planting in natural areas in this beautiful community park. *Volunteer Coordinator Lina Rose.
  • Oct. 31 Three Forks Natural Area, North Bend 10:00AM – 2:00PM. Help with restoration planting in this awesome site along the north fork of the Snoqualmie River. **Volunteer Coordinator Tina Miller.


*KC Parks Volunteer Coordinator Lina Rose cell: 206-491-5014. Email:

**KC Parks Volunteer Coordinator Tina Miller cell: 206-295-3269  office 206-477-6112. Email: