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.”

Trail Alert: Green River Trail

King County levee maintenance along levees from Tukwila to Kent means intermittent closures to sections of the Green River Trail

Maintenance work
by King County continues along a dozen miles of levees that protect the cities of Renton, Tukwila and Kent from Green River flooding. This work requires temporary, intermittent closures of sections of the Green River Trail, which sits atop the levee system through the Green River Valley.
Upcoming closures:
  • Aug. 17-20, possibly extending to Aug. 21: The Green River Trail in Kent from South 262nd (Alder Lane) to the Green River Road trailhead will be open on the morning of Aug. 17, then closed to all access until Aug. 20, and possibly until Aug. 21. The trail closure could be extended downstream from Alder Lane to Central Place later in the week. While the trail will reopen for the weekend of Aug. 22-23, some portions of the trail could still have unpaved surfaces, and trail users are urged to use caution.
  • The trail segment between State Route 181 and the trail bridge south of South 180th Street is closed by the City of Kent and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for levee reconstruction.

For further details, please visit our press release.


Ticket Giveaway: Wilco

We have one pair of tickets to giveaway for tonight’s Wilco concert. All you have to do, is comment on this Facebook post (before 1 o’clock) and tell us which Wilco song reminds you of a KING COUNTY PARK. I swear, the first person to mention a park from another system will be immediately disqualified. Good luck Wilcomaniacs.

* Boring disclaimer info for ticket giveaways

One individual will receive one pair of tickets to WILCO – tonight 8/11.  Winner will be notified via Facebook no later than 2:00 PM PST this Tuesday 8/11.

Entrants must comment on the Facebook post from the above request. King County employees or their families are not 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 give-away winner 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.

Trail Alert: Burke-Gilman

Crews will be ditching along the Gilman Trail from the 10th through the 21st, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. They have begun at the City of Seattle line (near Lake Forest Park) and will proceed east from there down the trail. There will be heavy equipment involved, so portions of the trail may be closed for up to 15 minute intervals. Thank you for your patience.