Your Big Backyard is Getting Bigger


King County Parks had a busy year making good on the levy promise to bring 2,700 acres into the King County system by 2020. By the time 2019 rolls around, Parks will be on the lookout for a mere 500 more acres to reach the goal. As an added bonus, scooping up lands happens to…

Happy #OptOutside


#OptOutside While #optoutside started as a way to change behaviors on Black Friday, it’s bigger than one single day. It’s a choice you  make every day. You’ve heard it before: being outside is good for you. Good for your health. Good for your attitude. Spend some time taking care of yourself . . . instead…

Why Trails?


Tell us about regional trails: Do you use them? If not, why not? What do you like about them? How could they be better? We want to hear about your experience on our regional trails – take this four-minute survey to help us understand how we can improve regional trails in the future. Regional trails…

#OptOutside at Maury Island Marine Park


Hop on a ferry and spend the day exploring Vashon-Maury Island in the “Heart of the Sound”. With 45 miles of shoreline, Vashon is a gem of the PNW. Visitors should check out the beautiful Maury Island Marine Park. The park is located on the east side of Maury Island, a peninsula of Vashon Island. It is one of…

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.