I’ve mentioned in previews that I’m not very good at guessing distances for park walking paths. My method consists solely of visualizing my junior high’s quarter-mile running track, and then trying to decide if a path I walked is longer or shorter than going around the track. I think we can all agree this is an unreliable method for judging distance.
With so many great parks within the city of Seattle it can be easy to forget that King County has a parks system as well. Marymoor Park is probably the best known. It’s the Disneyland of King County Parks, like Magnuson is for Seattle. Marymoor has the best dog park in the greater Seattle area, among other things.
I hope to eventually preview some of the King County parks, but I have so many in Seattle on my to-do list, I don’t know when I will get to it. So here are some links about King County parks in case you’re itching to get out of your local city and see something new.
If you have a penchant for playing in the dirt and would like to contribute to area parks there are some upcoming volunteer days for the King County park system. All but the first date (which has already passed) are in October. The county is looking for people to help with planting native species in restoration projects. If that work sounds a bit too physically demanding, the first date is for weeding potted plants in a park nursery.
Go here to the King County parks blog for details.