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Help shape King County’s long-term stewardship of three open space areas near Black Diamond


Help King County Parks develop stewardship recommendations for three King County open spaces in the Black Diamond area by attending a Nov. 30 public meeting in Ravensdale.


King County Parks is developing a Black_Diamond_Open_Spacestewardship plan for three open spaces in the Black Diamond area, including Black Diamond Open Space, Ravensdale Retreat Natural Area and Henry’s Ridge Open Space.

Come to a Nov. 30 public meeting to learn about the stewardship planning process and share ideas for the plan, which will focus on forest health and guide long-term stewardship of the three sites.

The meeting is set for 6-8:30 p.m., in the Commons at Tahoma Junior High School, 25600 SE Summit Landsburg Rd., Ravensdale. King County Parks Division representatives will provide information about the three open spaces and gather ideas from the community about stewardship and uses for the area.

The upcoming meeting will include a short presentation and an opportunity for public comment. Written comments will be accepted until Friday, Dec. 16. 

King County Parks will present a summary of the community’s input and draft recommendations for the Black Diamond Area Stewardship Plan at a follow-up community meeting on Jan. 11, also from 6-8:30 p.m., and also in the Commons at Tahoma Junior High School. Meeting participants will have an opportunity to share their views on the draft recommendations and ask questions.

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As part of the stewardship planning, King County Parks will host a field trip on Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to noon. Participants will have an opportunity to tour the forestlands and discuss stewardship with forest scientists from the University of Washington School of Environmental and Forest Sciences.

To register for the field trip, please email Kelly Heintz at the address below and include “Forest Tour” in the subject line.   

For information about the meetings or to provide input, contact Heintz at 206-477-6478 or

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About King County Parks
King County Parks - Your Big Backyard - offers more than 200 parks and 28,000 acres of open space, including such regional treasures as Marymoor Park and Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, 175 miles of regional trails, 215 miles of backcountry trails and a world-class aquatic center. By cultivating strong relationships with non-profit, corporate and community partners, King County Parks enhances park amenities while reducing costs.