Big Backyard 5K 2017 in photos


A Big Backyard thank you to everyone that attended, and huge shout out to Kaiser Permamente for their generosity. Everyone’s participation helps King County Parks stay clean, safe and open. You can find race results here. You can see the rest of the event’s photos over here.

Primitive Camping With A Waterfront View on Maury Island


King County Parks has partnered with Vashon Adventures to bring camping to Vashon-Maury Island. “Hike, bike or paddle in to your picturesque campsite at King County’s Maury Island Marine Park. Spend a night or more under the stars, listening to the waves lap on the beach and waking to Mount Rainier rising above the water….

Ready, set, go BBY5K!


Our 8th annual family-friendly 5K run/walk is happening on Sunday, June 11 at Marymoor Park. Register today for the Big Backyard 5K presented by Kaiser Permanente and take advantage of our early bird registration. And now through March 31, for just $5 extra, you can receive the popular BBY5K zip-up hoodie thanks to our friends…

Special Offer: LUZIA by Cirque du Soleil


Share the Love with LUZIA  This Valentine’s Day, what better way to share the love than to offer tickets to LUZIA by Cirque du Soleil to our friends of King County Parks! Take advantage of this special offer now and save up to 25% on tickets!  Act fast, this offer ends on February 14. LUZIA…

White Center Teen Program: 25 years of burnt toast, ballin’ and being awesome.


This year, King County Parks’ White Center Teen Program (WCTP), which takes place at the “Log Cabin” (a.k.a. White Center Community Center) at Steve Cox Memorial Park, has been commemorating its silver anniversary (that’s 25 years, for you non-Hallmark card-types!) with lots of reminiscing and festivities and a serious tallying up of some impressive accomplishments….

#OptOutside in 28,000 Acres


Today is as good as any other to be outside. Yesterday should have given you plenty of motivation, as well as pie, and more than likely, regrets. Come on out and run, walk, hike or play out in Your Big Backyard. We don’t have to have awkward political conversations out here. #OptOutside