At King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, we are huge fans of National Parks. Washington state has amazing National Parks. Mount Rainier National Park and Olympic National Park are just two of the National Parks in our region you can visit fee free during National Parks’ 100th birthday celebration Aug. 25-28. Visit the National Parks Finder to get more information about the 15 National Parks located in Washington State.
Aside from being big fans, King County DNRP has a few things in common with the National Parks system.
- We share values as a fellow parks and open space provider.
- The Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Museum is our neighbor; it’s literally cattycorner from our offices in Pioneer Square. Visit to learn the story about Seattle’s role in the stampede to the Yukon gold fields.
- King County Executive Dow Constantine signed a proclamation declaring Aug. 25, 2016 National Parks Service 100th Anniversary Day in King County.
Celebrate by visiting a National Park fee free Aug. 25-28 and tag your photos #FindYourPark and #NPS100 to commemorate 100 years of service to ensure our natural places and history is preserved.
The Seattle Times did a great feature on ideas for anyone to enjoy Mount Rainier, Olympic and North Cascades national parks.
If you can’t make it to a National Park this weekend, you can also visit one of King County Parks 200 parks, 175 miles of trail, 28,000 acres of open space and unlimited awesome.