Natural Resources and Parks
Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center closes Aug. 1 for improvements and repairs
The Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way will close from Aug. 1 to Sept. 5 while repairs, maintenance and upgrades are made to ensure the facility remains one of the nation’s premiere aquatic centers.
King County awards funding for historic barn preservation to nine property owners
Six barns, three milk houses, one milking parlor, and one chicken house located in King County’s eastern and southern rural areas have received 'Barn Again' grants totaling more than $235,000 through the County's Historic Preservation Program.
Lower Cedar River closed to recreational use until several logjams are evaluated for safety
To protect public safety, the King County Sheriff’s Office has closed a nine-mile stretch of the Cedar River between Maple Valley and Renton to recreational use until numerous dangerous logjams in this portion of the river can be evaluated and possibly altered for safety.
Wastemobile returns to Bothell, July 29-31, for household hazardous waste collection event
King County residents can safely and conveniently dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile comes to Bothell, July 29-31.
See a great movie, learn about King County programs, at GoGreen Night, July 13 at Marymoor Park
King County GoGreen Night is Wednesday, July 13 at the Movies@Marymoor screening of 'Jurassic World,' - a fun way to learn more about the County's departments and programs, and to watch a great movie with friends and family in beautiful Marymoor Park.
Landowners: Time to control toxic tansy ragwort and keep horses, cattle safe
Toxic tansy ragwort is blooming in fields and pastures across King County, and the County’s noxious weed program can help landowners control this invasive weed that poses a serious health threat to horses, cattle sheep, and other animals.
‘Project Waterway: Fashion to Splash In’ offers look at new lifejacket styles, July 15
School is out, and summer vacations are in full swing – including trips to the beach, Puget Sound, or other open-water destinations. See the latest styles in comfortable and functional lifejackets at either of two lifejacket fashion shows, July 15 in Renton and Carnation.
Watch tunnel boring machine removal July 12 as part of King County wastewater project
A remote-controlled microtunnel boring machine has completed two tunnels underneath the Lake Washington Ship Canal as part of a King County project to protect public health and the environment. Watch Tuesday afternoon as the 26-foot-long, 7-foot-wide machine is hoisted from its exit pit in Fremont.
King County Parks offers primitive camping at beautiful Maury Island Marine Park
Featuring beautiful views of Puget Sound and Mount Rainier, six primitive campsites located near the beach at King County’s Maury Island Marine Park are now available for rent through a pilot partnership between King County Parks and Vashon Watersports.
Concerts, movies, trail runs and more await this summer in King County Parks
From live music, to movies, trail runs and more, there is a seemingly endless variety of great family activities available this summer in King County Parks.