Parks Specialist Anthony Haapasaari awarded Polish Armed Forces Medal

Anthony Haapasaari is a Parks Specialist with King County Parks’ South Trails Crew, and he recently received the Polish Armed Forces Medal during a visit to Seattle by Major General Cezary Wiśniewski, Defence Attaché at the Embassy of the Polish Republic in Washington D.C. “Receiving this award was a very humbling experience,” said Haapasaari. “It…

Kudos! to Parks and Metro for Trailhead Direct recognitions in Seattle Magazine

Seattle Magazine ran a great Northwest Travel and Outdoors feature story covering Parks’ and Metro’s Trailhead Direct program. With the support of sponsors REI Co-op and Clif Bar, and many partners throughout the region, Trailhead Direct eases vehicle congestion, reduces safety hazards and expands access to hiking destinations along I-90. Seattle Magazine’s piece provides a…

Employees recognized for service by Executive, Council

Congratulations to all of the employees who were recognized at Monday’s Service Awards ceremony in County Council chambers: Denise Ainslie, 30 years, Transportation   Lucky Auster, 25 years, Natural Resources and Parks Laurie Becker, 20 years, Public Health David Bedinger, 25 years, Adult and Juvenile Detention Rebecca Benson, 20 years, Public Health Larry Brown, 30…

Parks employee competes in 2018 Special Olympics USA Games

Rama ‘RJT’ Tall has been a King County employee since 1990 as a Parks Specialist with the Department of Natural Resources and Parks. He is also one of the employee athletes who represented the State of Washington during the Seattle- and King County-hosted 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. Like Metro’s Jonathan Leckband, featured in Employee…