MATE International ROV Competition has begun!


Taking place at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center, June 21st to 23rd. Welcoming 800 students, 65 teams from 19 countries. For more info on the event visit pacificnorthwest.marinetech2.org

Latino Outdoors Hikes Alki Beach


On Monday, June 4, I joined the Washington chapter of Latino Outdoors, in a partnership with King County Parks, and walked the Alki Beach Trail. A scenic late afternoon hike ended in a beautiful sunset, highlighting one of the unique regional trails in King County. It was a fun opportunity to meet other Latinos in…

Marymoor South play area is OPEN!


I know it’s hard to believe, but Marymoor Park just got a little bit awesomer. We’re delighted to announce that the southern play area at Marymoor Park (located right outside of the concert venue) is now open! There’s equipment for littles and bigs alike and is a climbing kiddo’s dream: lots of things to go…

Show us your favorite trail – and win!


Need a reason to get out and explore Your Big Backyard? Now, for the months of June and July, you can share photos on Instagram of your favorite places and win awesome prizes! Here’s our step-by-step guide: 1. Get outside! Visit any Regional Trail in King County (regional trails are the paved, wide trails like…

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…