What is a Regional Trail anyway?


When you hear the word “trail” what comes to mind? Is it a winding dirt path under towering cedars, or a wide, paved path alongside a meandering river? Chances are the former comes to mind, but Regional Trails, the wide paved paths, are all over King County. Covering over 300 miles in our county, regional…

Tukwila Opens New Ped Bridge


Tukwila elected officials, along with representatives from county, state, and federal agencies gathered this morning under cloudy skies to witness the official opening of the Southcenter Pedestrian Bridge. The bridge is a portion of a three part unveiling that included a King County Parks Mobility Connection project along Baker Blvd, the new Hotel Interurban/Airmark Apartment…

Latino Outdoors Hikes Alki Beach


On Monday, June 4, I joined the Washington chapter of Latino Outdoors, in a partnership with King County Parks, and walked the Alki Beach Trail. A scenic late afternoon hike ended in a beautiful sunset, highlighting one of the unique regional trails in King County. It was a fun opportunity to meet other Latinos in…

Show us your favorite trail – and win!


Need a reason to get out and explore Your Big Backyard? Now, for the months of June and July, you can share photos on Instagram of your favorite places and win awesome prizes! Here’s our step-by-step guide: 1. Get outside! Visit any Regional Trail in King County (regional trails are the paved, wide trails like…

Big Backyard 5K 2018 in photos


  Thank you to all of our participants and partners for your support. Your involvement helps make your King County parks a better place. We appreciate your involvement and thank you for making Your Big Backyard that much more awesome. See you next year for the 10-year anniversary of BBY5K! More photos on our Flickr…