Your Big Backyard is covered with these!


They cross the county, from west to east and north to south. They follow lakes and hills. Nearly anywhere an old railroad once crawled, you can find them – trails! By foot or bike, skate or shoe, here in King County, you can travel over 300 miles on separated trails, dedicated to non-motorized transport. That…

Skip the crowds at Mailbox and check out the new Granite Creek Trailhead.


King County Parks is sticking to our promise to complete 11 new trailheads by 2019 thanks to the 2014- 19 King County Parks, Trails, and Open Space Replacement Levy. On Saturday, King County Parks joined Mountains to Sound Greenway for National Public Lands Day to celebrate the opening of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Road. The…

Trail Spotlight: 520 Loop (almost!)


Since we have over 300 miles of trails available to us here in King County, it’s always fun to find new routes, explore new trails, and discover new loops to ride. Like many cyclists, we’re super excited for the 520 Trail to be complete. So much so, we thought we’d cruise out to see where…

Habitat Restoration at Porter Levee Natural Area


King County’s Water and Land Division is conducting a habitat restoration project along the Green River in KC Parks’ Porter Levee Natural Area.  Crews removed a significant portion of a levee  along this natural area, allowing the Green River to meander in a more natural and dynamic pattern across the historic floodplain which will significantly…

Day of Caring Re-cap


The King County Parks Volunteer Program hosted six different United Way Day of Caring Events in our parks. More than 150 volunteers helped with weeding, planting, pruning, digging….the list goes on! HUGE thank you to everyone who was involved in making this day a success. Here’s some of what we accomplished: White Center Heights Park Starbucks…