King County park system covers 26,000 acres of public lands. That’s an unlimited amount of awesome.
The award-winning parks and recreation division in King County offers recreational experiences for every interest, including 200 parks, 175 miles of regional trails, and 180 miles of backcountry trails, plus ballfields, playgrounds and pools, as well as lush forests, quiet meadows, and many other Northwest ecosystems.
So get out and hike, bike, picnic, play, and explore in one of the largest regional parks and trails systems in the country.
Don’t know where to start? Here are just a few of the best known parks across King County:
- Burke-Gilman Trail winds from Seattle to Bothell
- Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park in south Bellevue
- Interurban Trail, linking Tukwila, Kent, Auburn, Algona, and Pacific
- Marymoor Park in Redmond
- Rattlesnake Mountain in Snoqualmie
- Sammamish River Trail from Bothell to Marymoor Park in Redmond
- Soos Creek Trail in Kent
These and the many other public recreational assets and protected natural areas in the park system enhance our region’s quality of life and preserve public lands for future generations of King County residents.