Dockton Forest Mountain Bike Park – Now Open


Great turnout. Great partners. Great community. Thank you Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, and Vashon Mountain Bike Association. To learn more about the partnership(s) that helped make this happen, see our press release. Follow this link if you’d like to see more photos.

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…

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…

Run, dance, dunk, and picnic your way to celebrate 50 years of Fairwood


This weekend, King County is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Fairwood community, near Renton in south King County. This all-day, family-friendly event kicks off with a 5k run and walk. Registration opens at 8 am, race starts at 9 am. In the afternoon, Petrovitsky Park (map) will be transformed into a…

Pints for Parks 2016


You like beverages that taste of hops? What about parks – you like parks? The folks over at The Noble Fir are big fans. Not fair-weather fans, mind you. These people love their outdoors as much as being purveyors of hoppy beverages and delicious eats. Their love of these things has led them, on more…