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….

Grand Ridge: Water Tower Loop


Today we officially opened the Water Tower Loop on Grand Ridge. Brought to you by your friendly neighborhood REI, Washington Trails Association, and of course, your King County Parks. WTA has been with Grand Ridge for over a decade! They’ve helped us shape and maintain it, and thanks to generous donations from REI, they added mileage to…

GiveBIG to the KC Parks Foundation!


GiveBIG is May 10th and you can support the King County Parks Foundation by donating here! And you don’t even need to wait until the BIG day – schedule your donation today, so you can be outside on May 10th instead – enjoying our 200 parks, 175 miles of trails and 28,000 acres of open…

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.