Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Roads

Like it or not people, it is here. The day you realized that hover boards don’t exist, but NIKE’s self-lacing shoes do. The future is upon us.

You want to see the future of King County Parks? Well Great Scott! Just pop over to our Capital Improvements page (you’re right, that is a futuristic name), it’ll give you a glimpse into all the futuristic updates happening to your parks, trails and open spaces. And make sure to check out the futuristic new Parks site while you’re at it.

Off by one minute. Nerd-cred lost.

Trail Alert: Burke-Gilman

Oct. 13 Burke-Gilman Trail detour in KenmoreCrews are removing a large cottonwood tree near the Burke-Gilman Trail’s intersection with 61st Avenue Northeast on Tuesday, Oct. 13, requiring a short detour through Log Boom Park, which is adjacent the trail and work zone. Flaggers will be on site to direct trail traffic around the construction site and through the park.

Eastside Rail Corridor. Give Us Your Vision

  A new regional trail within the Eastside Rail Corridor (ERC), extending from Renton to Woodinville, will serve the region’s non-motorized transportation needs, provide expanded recreational opportunities, and connect communities like never before.

Residents, property owners, businesses, and bicyclists from across King County now have an opportunity to view and weigh in on proposed alternatives at one of four interactive workshops this October.

Central Segment

Monday, October 12

6 – 8 p.m.

(I-90 in Bellevue to 108th Ave NE in Kirkland) 

Cherry Crest Elementary 

12400 NE 32nd St, Bellevue, WA 98005

South Segment

Tuesday, October 13

5 – 7 p.m. 

(Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park in Renton to I-90 in Bellevue) 

Renton High School 

400 S 2nd St, Renton, WA 98057

North Segment 

Wednesday, October 14

5 – 7 p.m. 

North Segment (Slater Ave in Kirkland to the Woodinville Wye & NE 124th Street in Redmond to the Woodinville Wye) 

21 Acres 

13701 NE 171st St, Woodinville, WA 98072

Online Open House 

Visit http://www.kingcounty.gov/erc to participate 

Opens: October 19, 2015 at 8 a.m. 

Closes: November 12, 2015 at midnight 

The Eastside Rail Corridor is a major north-south connection through East King County. Once owned by BNSF Railway Company, the corridor presents an unprecedented opportunity to connect Eastside communities with the rest of the regional trail system. 

Have Some Selfie Respect

Selfiecide. No way to go. By now you have no doubt been told by the internets that selfies can kill. Internet states that selfies have “caused more deaths this year than shark attacks”. Because this information comes from multiple outlets and reputable news agencies, like Facebook, we can only assume it is true. One thing no one took into consideration during this research? Sharknadoes. Luckily we live in the upper northwest region of this country and sharknadoes are very rare.

This is a serious matter people, well it would be, if your narcissism wasn’t preventable. We get it. King County has some gorgeous landscapes. Why not compliment that mountain range with your face? Can’t quite get your new RayBans into the frame AND get the right perspective on the waterfall? Get closer to the edge of the cliff. NO. No, people. Risking your life to shove your melon into the frame of an already gorgeous landscape is not okay. We love you. Gingerly hand the magic box with all your recipes, contacts and calendar over to the nice person standing within 15 feet and ask them to take the shot for you. Despite what you have heard about the “Seattle Freeze”, most strangers out in our park system are pretty friendly.

Knowing is half the battle.