parks http://kuow.org en Risk Of Falling Trees Shutters Northwest Camping Areas http://kuow.org/post/risk-falling-trees-shutters-northwest-camping-areas <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/02/021014JR_KillerTrees_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Forest managers in north Idaho and western Washington will be closing some popular camping areas this year. They say nearby trees are infected with root rot and post a threat to campers.<p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 16:49:50 +0000 Jessica Robinson 28576 at http://kuow.org Risk Of Falling Trees Shutters Northwest Camping Areas Seattle Parks Face $250 Million Maintenance Backlog http://kuow.org/post/seattle-parks-face-250-million-maintenance-backlog <p>Ross Reynolds investigates how the city's approximate $250 million repair and upgrade backlog looks like on the ground at Seattle's most popular park — Green Lake in North Seattle. Fri, 08 Nov 2013 00:28:43 +0000 Ross Reynolds 23679 at http://kuow.org Seattle Parks Face $250 Million Maintenance Backlog Green Space And Regional Trails Could Get Boost From King County Parks Levy http://kuow.org/post/green-space-and-regional-trails-could-get-boost-king-county-parks-levy <p>King County <a href="http://your.kingcounty.gov/dnrp/library/parks-and-recreation/documents/about/KCParks_Levy_Flyer_11x17.pdf">wants to renew its parks levy</a> on the August 6 primary ballot. The package would continue current maintenance, and include new money for open space and trail construction.</p><p>If it’s approved, the&nbsp;levy would generate $396 million dollars in property taxes over six years. It would cost property tax payers almost 19 cents per $1,000 of assessed value – for the owner of a $300,000 home that comes to $56 dollars per year. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 17:18:52 +0000 Amy Radil 16987 at http://kuow.org Green Space And Regional Trails Could Get Boost From King County Parks Levy Ask The Seattle Mayor http://kuow.org/post/ask-seattle-mayor <p><strong>Ask Mayor McGinn</strong><br>Chris Hansen has upped his bid for the Sacramento Kings by another $75 million. We will ask<a href="http://www.seattle.gov/mayor/"> Mayor Mike McGinn</a> about the future of the Seattle Sonics and whether the city will build a stadium without a team.</p><p>Also, we’ll ask the mayor for his take on May Day, Seattle parks, new Seattle Police Department&nbsp;hiring rules and just what happened with those guns turned peace bricks? He will be in to answer those questions, and if you have any questions for the mayor call us at 800.289.5869 or write to <a href="mailto:weekday@kuow.org">weekday@kuow.org</a>.</p><p><strong>What To Expect From The NBA This Week </strong><br>The NBA Board of Governors are meeting this Wednesday to decide whether or not to approve the relocation of the Sacramento Kings to Seattle. King 5 reporter <a href="http://www.king5.com/on-tv/bios/69330027.html">Chris Daniels</a> has been following the saga from its onset. He regularly <a href="https://twitter.com/ChrisDaniels5">tweets</a> updates on the Sacramento Kings and NBA decision. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 13 May 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday 12883 at http://kuow.org Ask The Seattle Mayor Park Plans, Art Of Our City, And Ripley’s “Believe It Or Not!” http://kuow.org/post/park-plans-art-our-city-and-ripley-s-believe-it-or-not <p></p><p><strong>Seattle Parks Plan</strong><br>Seattle officials want to hear from you about the future of the city’s parks. They're holding meetings this month to get public input on a parks plan that will guide where the city directs its resources in the years to come. We hear more from City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw.<br><br><strong>Art Of Our City</strong><br>A new live music and film project explores the line between ambition and bad luck as it applied to the Donner Party. "We Are All Failing Them" is a new commission by Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum (teaser below). It’s a song cycle performed live to film. We talk with composer <a href="http://www.robinholcomb.com/">Robin Holcomb</a> about the latest venture in her wide-ranging career.<br><br><strong>Neal Thompson On Robert “Believe It Or Not!” Ripley</strong><br>A 1936 newspaper poll declared Robert Ripley the most popular man in America. How did a young, awkward newspaper cartoonist become a worldwide adventurer synonymous with the strange and unusual? Official Ripley biographer &nbsp;<a href="http://www.nealthompson.com/">Neal Thompson</a>&nbsp;joins us. Thu, 09 May 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday 12721 at http://kuow.org Park Plans, Art Of Our City, And Ripley’s “Believe It Or Not!” Happy Birthday State Parks! Let's Hope This Budget Doesn't Kill You http://kuow.org/post/happy-birthday-state-parks-lets-hope-budget-doesnt-kill-you <p>It’s the 100th birthday of Washington's state park system, but it may not be a happy one. Washington’s parks started off this year with zero dollars from the state. While both the Senate and House budget proposals give more than $15 million to our state parks, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission says under the Senate’s budget the doors to some state parks will likely close.</p><p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 18:56:55 +0000 The Conversation With Ross Reynolds 11412 at http://kuow.org Happy Birthday State Parks! Let's Hope This Budget Doesn't Kill You Arboretum Says Goodbye Highway Ramps, Hello Bike Trail http://kuow.org/post/arboretum-says-goodbye-highway-ramps-hello-bike-trail <p></p><p>The so-called “ramps to nowhere” near the Washington Park Arboretum are due to come down. It’s part of the project to replace state Route 520 across Lake Washington.&nbsp; Arboretum officials announced new details Thursday about changes to the park.<br> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 02:04:29 +0000 Derek Wang 7121 at http://kuow.org Arboretum Says Goodbye Highway Ramps, Hello Bike Trail