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….

Dog walking at Island Center Forest and Taylor Mountain


If you have a dog, you’ve probably realized by now that King County is full of fun places where dogs and their human companions can go and romp around in the outdoors.  Here at King County Parks, we love dogs (and their people).  In fact, our very own Marymoor Park, which features a 40-acre off-leash…

Maury Island eagle


Sites and sounds at Maury Island. Before taking flight this eagle let staff know his true feelings.

Come find out the latest on the Maury Island site, March 9th


King County Parks will host an informational meeting on Vashon Island to talk about the recently acquired former Maury Island gravel mine site. Meeting Details Wednesday, March 9 6:30 – 8 p.m. Vashon High School Commons We’ll provide an overview of the property and give an update about what we’ve found out in the two…

You’re either Vash-on or Vash-off…


…as the locals are fond of saying. To understand it, you need to spend some time on the island, and while you are there, swing by Island Center Forest and observe all that is the new ICF interpretive signs. Glorious! The kiosks were constructed by our partner Vashon Forest Stewards, and the art courtesy Sandra…