Big Finn Hill Park

Service Project

What to Expect

The event will begin with a discussion that includes information about King County Parks, the park that you are serving in, why this work is important, tool use, and safety.  King County will supply work gloves, a jug of water, light snacks, all instructions, and tools. Please plan to arrive on time for the start of the event and allow extra time to find parking.  Valuable information about the park and instruction on the project is given at the start of the event and it is important for all volunteers to be present. The plan for the day is to remove weeds that have sprouted up around young plantings and to make space for new plants to be installed during the fall planting season. 

Our events run rain or shine.  In the event of hazardous weather, the King County staff member leading your project will be in contact via email the morning of the project if weather conditions dictate any changes to event plans. If you are a contact for a group coming out to volunteer, please ensure that you have set up a way to contact your group members the morning of the event if needed.  

What to Bring

  • Layers of warm clothing that can get dirty. Jeans, thick pants or dress/skirt with leggings underneath, any outfit that covers legs is appropriate

  • Shorts or capris are not recommended 

  • Rain jacket and rain pants (or sunblock and a sun hat!) 

  • Closed –toed shoes are essential.  Sturdy sneakers, rain boots or hiking boots are ideal 

  • Full water bottle, LUNCH and snacks


Please do not use GPS or Google Maps alone to navigate to parks.  If you use GPS, please double check against this map and/or these directions to ensure the GPS is sending you to the correct meeting spot.  Enter the park from the West Entrance. Note that there are several entrances to the park, please follow these directions to reach the correct meeting spot 

Meeting Location: The shelter near the parking lot north of NW 138th

Directions to West Entrance from 405 N.  

  • Exit 405 at 20A, for NE 116th St.

  • Keep left at the fork to continue toward NE 116th St.

  • Turn left onto NE 116th St.

  • NE 116th St. turns slightly right and becomes NE Juanita Dr. then becomes Juanita Dr. NE

  • Continue on Juanita Dr. NE  

  • Turn right (east) onto NE 138th St. into park

  • Drive through first parking area, turn left into second parking area and look for our registration table near the shelter.  

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