KCIA employees cut ribbon at new Activity Center 

Employees at the King County International Airport (KCIA) celebrated the opening of the airport’s first-ever Activity Center on August 28. Located at the Maintenance Shop, 6518 Ellis Ave. S., the Activity Center features full-service exercise equipment including treadmills, a stationary bicycle, free weights, stability balls, and more. The ribbon-cutting event also featured personal trainers, who showed employees how to use the equipment. The center is open to all King County employees from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

“We encourage employees to take some time to get up from their desks for a mental and physical break by getting up and moving at lunch, before or after work, or on a break,” said Karla Clark, a health educator on the Balanced You team.  

The project cost about $45,000, including about $20,000 in equipment from King County Employee Health and Well Being and $25,000 in material and equipment from the airport. The airport saved thousands of dollars on the project by contributing employee labor.  

Thank you to everyone involved in helping develop this space to ensure our employee well-being! 

Pictured: From left, Balanced You Health Educator and Karla Clark and KCIA Director John Parrott cut the opening ribbon. Karla and John talk with staff in the new activity center.