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…

Park. Ride. Hike. Trailhead Direct to your next hike!


**** Trailhead Direct is back up and running- find current schedules, timetables and information here.  Remember that time you tried to hike Poo Poo Point and were foiled because the trailhead was full and you couldn’t find parking? Be foiled no more, friends! Trailhead Direct is a pilot project sponsored by your favorite Big Backyard…

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….