Three Ideas to Get Off the Couch and Get Outside on Thanksgiving Day


Finalizing your meal plan for Thanksgiving? Don’t forget to plan some premeal activities to work up your appetite! King County Parks offers 200 parks and 28,000 acres of open space for you to explore. Get off the couch and get outside to make that extra serving of mashed potatoes worth it. Here are our recommendations…

2017 Green Globe awards: Honoring Our Partners


This morning, King County hosted the Green Globes, an awards ceremony honoring local businesses, cities, community groups and individuals for the work they’re doing to protect and improve our environment. We were delighted that several Parks partners were recognized for their dedication to our parks and open space. Recognized as Leader in Community Stewardship, the…

Weekend activity: play Disc Golf at Dick Thurnau Park


Dick Thurnau Park (formally known as Lakewood Park) has one of the most popular Disc Golf courses in the Puget Sound. Located in White Center, Disc Golf is an accessible and affordable game. Pack a lunch and bring the whole family to enjoy the day! How does one play Disc Golf? According to the Professional…

Photo Diary of the Dick Thurnau Memorial Park Dedication Ceremony


Last weekend, King County Parks and the White Center community celebrated the renaming of Lakewood Park to Dick Thurnau Memorial Park at the TAF: Bethaday Learning Center. The afternoon was filled with stories, music, park tours and BBQ. Check out some photos from the event below.