The Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center is now open!


The pool was closed from Aug. 1 through Sept. 5 in order to perform maintenance, including draining and refilling the pools, patching pool liners, and resurfacing bulkheads, among other regular maintenance tasks. The starting blocks were upgraded to conform to the latest Olympic standards, which will help the WKCAC continue to host premiere events and…

Trail Spotlight: East Lake Sammamish Trail


One of the trails I’d heard a lot about, and needed to cross off my list, was the East Lake Sammamish Trail. The 11-mile trail follows an historic railroad route along the eastern shore of Lake Sammamish within the cities of Redmond, Sammamish and Issaquah. Here at King County Parks, we’re developing the trail segment…

Short Trips for a Long Weekend


Get out for a hike or bike ride this Labor Day weekend and visit one of King County’s 175-miles of our Regional Trails System.

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…