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Are you looking for a site for your wedding? How about a ballfield for your community game, a pool for a birthday party, a picnic shelter for your family reunion, or a large open field for a corporate event? King County Parks has what you're looking for!

We've got more than 80 ballfields, multiple scenic overlooks, a paved event and activity area, a recreational pool, 25 picnic shelters, an outdoor concert venue, and three historic buildings available to the public for rent.

If you are interested in active sports fields for soccer, baseball, rugby or cricket, this is the page for you...

Check out the Field List for a breakdown of King County ball fields organized alphabetically with the number of fields and their uses.

For detailed information on each field including numbers to call for rainouts, scheduling information, fees, and other rules, be sure to read through the Field Scheduling Booklet.

Field List 

Dusk chart 


Regional Scheduling Office
(all ballfields except for Marymoor)
Tel: 206-477-6150
regional.scheduling@kingcounty.gov

Marymoor Scheduling Office
Tel: 206-477-7275
marymoorpark@kingcounty.gov

Book your camping now!

Follow this link

Two night minimum is required and bookings must be made at least one week in advance.


Get away from it all, but stay close by! Tolt MacDonald Park and Campground, which is located in Carnation, just 40 minutes from downtown Seattle and a short drive from Redmond, offers a true recreation destination with a little something for everyone. The 574-acre park sits at the confluence of the Snoqualmie and Tolt Rivers in the beautiful Snoqualmie Valley and features stunning views of the river and Cascade Foothills.

Don't forget your mountain bike! Tolt is a favorite site for mountain biking, and an extensive network of trails on the Ames Lake Plateau can be accessed from the park.

Notes

All sites can be reserved up to one year in advance with at least one week notice. 

Yurts, RV, tent and the camping container are available by reservation only, with at least one week notice.

The maximum stay at the campground is seven days.

Alcohol is prohibited.



Camping Container
Tolt MacDonald Park & Campground welcomes King County Parks' first eco-friendly camping container for a unique overnight camping option. This innovative shelter has been upcycled from a surplus shipping container and retrofitted with sustainable and recycled materials throughout the design. Inside amenities include radiant heating, LED lighting, a table/bench set and cupboard for food supplies (sorry, no cooking inside the container). The container is ideal for families, as it sleeps up to four with a double/single futon bunk and a futon cot-sized chair/bed. A picnic table and fire pit sit just outside along with a deck around the container. The camping container is located on the west side of the park across the Snoqualmie River. These sites are walk-in only and require crossing the park's 500-foot suspension bridge (wagons may be available for use from campground host).

Fees

Available by reservation at least one week in advance with a 2 night minimum stay.

 



Yurt Camping

There are six yurts at Tolt, which come furnished with two double/single bunk beds, night stand, heat, electricity, deck, picnic table and fire ring. Two yurts have wheelchair accessibility. Each yurt sleeps up to six people. All yurts are located on the west side of the park across the Snoqualmie River. These sites are walk-in only and require crossing the park's 500-foot suspension bridge (wagons may be available for use from campground host).

Fees

Available by reservation at least one week in advance with a 2 night minimum stay.

What's a yurt?

 



RV Camping
Tolt has 16 individual pull-through utility campsites (water & electrical only), each with a picnic table and fire ring. 

Available by reservation at least one week in advance with a 2 night minimum stay.

Fees



Tent Camping
There are 22 individual tent sites, including two that feature a three-sided cabins. Each site includes a picnic table and fire ring. Eleven of the sites, including the two three-sided cabins, are located on west side of the park across the Snoqualmie River. These sites are walk-in only and require crossing the park's 500-foot suspension bridge (wheelbarrows can be borrowed from campground host). 

Available by reservation at least one week in advance with a 2 night minimum stay.

Fees



Group Camping
The park features one large and one small group campsite. Both campsites are walk-in only and require crossing the Snoqualmie River on the park's 500-foot suspension bridge (wheelbarrows can be borrowed from campground host).

Large Site

Includes a large covered shelter, picnic tables, and raised fire pit
Accommodates multiple tents and up to 60 people

Small Site
Includes A-frame covered amphitheatre with two fire pits at each end and picnic tables
Accommodates multiple tents and up to 40 people

Available by reservation at least one week in advance with a 2 night minimum stay.

Fees


Campground and Trail map (22 MB pdf)


Contact Information

31020 Northeast 40th Street
Carnation, WA

For camping reservations
Tel: 206-477-6149

To rent other facilities
Regional Scheduling Office
Tel: 206-477-6150
regional.scheduling@kingcounty.gov


 

 

The benefits of growing your own vegetables go beyond a healthy meal. Gardening is a great stress reducer, provides exercise and helps stretch a family’s food budget. It is also great for building community, preserving green space (especially in urban areas), and beautifying neighborhoods.

In April 2011, the King County Council adopted legislation establishing a program that encourages community gardening on King County-owned property. Currently under development, this program seeks to connect community groups, food security organizations, and gardening enthusiasts to King County-owned lands that have the potential to be used for community gardening.

There are currently several community gardens on King County-owned lands, including three gardens in our parks:  Marymoor, White Center Heights and North Green River Parks.  Plots are available at the North Green River site (Kent).  Please print and fill out our form to apply or visit the park to see for yourself.

For information on the community garden at Marymoor Park, visit the Marymoor Community Garden Association website. The garden at White Center Heights Park is administered by the White Center Food Bank.


King County Community Garden Program Contact

Anne Oneha 206-477-7380, Customer Service Specialist, King County Parks


Documents

Community Garden Implementation Plan (adopted April 2011) (pdf)

Inventory of Potential Sites on KC-owned Property (pdf)


Marymoor Community Gardeners Association

White Center Food Bank

NW Yard & Garden

Seattle Tilth

Pierce County ACHIEVE

North Green River Park Community Garden: Use Agreement

Garden Rules

NGR Park driving directions

 

King County Parks offers several indoor spaces that are perfect for birthday parties, family gatherings, or business meetings.


Preston Community Center
Built in 1938 as part of the Works Progress Administration, this river-rock faced, historic log building features an expansive multi-purpose room with a raised stage, a separate meeting room for food service, a full-service kitchen, two fireplaces, tables and chairs for 125 people, and an upstairs room with a private restroom. A small park surrounds the center and features a peeled-log Amish gazebo and a court with several outdoor table/chairs sets. This is a beautiful setting for indoor or outdoor events and is offered at a reasonable price. In 2008, the Preston Community Center was added to Washington State's Heritage Register.

Click here to see a 360 degree view of the great hall.

Photo gallery

Capacity: 125 max.



The Banquet Hall at Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatics Center
The Banquet Hall at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way opened in 1997 to support Aquatic Center events, including national championships and Olympic trials. The Banquet Hall is available for weddings, parties and other public and private events. Rental options range from meeting rooms to the entire Banquet Hall. Tables and chairs are included in the rental price. Audio visual equipment is available for an additional cost.

banquethall@kingcounty.gov

Photo gallery

Capacity: 245 banquet-style, 400 theater-style.



Recreation and Event Area at Marymoor Park

Centrally located within Marymoor Park with ample parking, the Recreation and Event Area is a large, flat, paved area that is used for a varieties of activities from hosting Cirque du Soleil to learning to ride a bicycle. Large tents for private events can be accommodated at the event sponsor's expense.

TAF Bethaday Community Learning Center
Built through a unique partnership between the Technology Access Foundation and King County Parks, the Bethaday Community Learning Space (BCLS) is a hidden gem situated in Lakewood Park in White Center. Bethaday provides an affordable space for conferences, meetings, parties, special events and wedding receptions in a beautiful park setting. BCLS offers a well-designed multipurpose room, classrooms and meeting spaces. Audiovisual equipment is available for use at an additional cost. Visit http://bethaday.techaccess.org/ for further information.

Brightwater Center
Located in the heart of wine country in Woodinville, the sustainably-built Brightwater Center features multi-purpose meeting areas for community groups, conferences, weddings and other special events. The Center is surrounded by more than 70 acres of natural areas with ponds, wetlands and walking trails. It has a large meeting space that accommodates up to 260 people and can be broken down into three smaller meeting rooms. Amenities include an exhibit hall, kitchen facilities, private dressing room, fireplace, and ample parking. Visit kingcounty.gov/brightwatercenter for more information.

Other Venues
Pool
Picnic Shelters


Regional Scheduling Office
(all shelters except for Marymoor)
Tel: 206-477-6150
regional.scheduling@kingcounty.gov

Marymoor Park Office
Tel: 206-477-7275
marymoorpark@kingcounty.gov

 

 

 

Many picnic shelters in King County Parks require reservations to guarantee the space. Electricity, sinks, running water, and barbeque grills are available in certain shelters. Seating and standing capacity varies. Contact King County Parks for more specific details.

Groups of 35 or more are required to formally book a picnic shelter and cannot just drop in to an area in the park. King County Code Chapter 7.12.030
Rules for Use of Facilities

To book your shelter click here



Tolt-MacDonald Barn Shelter
Renovated in 1995, this charming historic Dutch Colonial barn serves as a picnic shelter popular for corporate or family events and outdoor weddings. Adjacent to parking and service drop-off areas, it is an easily accessible location for large gatherings. The open meadow next to the barn is perfect for tossing a frisbee, pick-up sports games or even additional outdoor seating. Learn more about Tolt-MacDonald Park

Picnic rates: Please visit our fees page
Shelters rented in blocks of time: 9AM - 2PM and/or 3PM - 8PM
 
ADDITIONAL SHELTERS

Category A

Big Finn Hill Shelter
Cottage Lake Shelter #1
Cottage Lake Shelter #2
Cougar Mountain Shelter #1
Cougar Mountain Shelter #2
Dockton Park Shelter
Five Mile Shelter #1
Island Center Forest Shelter
Marymoor Shelters
Velodrome Shelter
Petrovitsky Shelter
Tolt MacDonald Barn Shelter
Tolt MacDonald Bridge Shelter
White Center Heights Shelter

Fees



Category B

Cottage Lake Picnic Area
Cougar Mountain Picnic Area
Five Mile Shelter #2
Five Mile Shelter #3
Gary Grant Park Shelter
Lakewood Shelters
Ravensdale Shelter
South King County Ballfields Shelter #1
Steve Cox Memorial Park Shelter

 

Fees



Category C

Lake Geneva Open Area
Marymoor Picnic Area A
Marymoor Picnic Area B
Skyway Park Picnic Area
South King County Ballfields Shelter #2
Notes

Weekend rates apply to Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Shelters are rented in blocks of time: 9AM - 2PM and/or 3PM - 8PM
These are general rates. Additional fees may apply depending on the size and needs of each special event. Please contact us for pricing information specific to your event.

 

Fees


Regional Scheduling Office
(all shelters except for Marymoor)
Tel: 206-477-6150
regional.scheduling@kingcounty.gov

Marymoor Park Office
Tel: 206-477-7275
marymoorpark@kingcounty.gov

 

Looking for a special venue for your special day? King County Parks is home to beautiful indoor spaces and outdoor locales. We have expansive vistas, historic houses and intimate meadows. Explore these sites or contact our scheduling office to customize a location that truly defines you.

Basic rates are available at our Fees or Picnic Shelter pages.

Additional fees may apply depending on the size and needs of each special event. Please contact us at regional scheduling or 206-477-6150 for pricing information specific to your event. For the Banquet Hall at WKCAC, call 206-477-4444.



Preston Community Center
Built in 1938 as part of the Works Progress Administration, this river-rock faced, historic log building features an expansive multi-purpose room with a raised stage, a separate meeting room for food service, a full-service kitchen, two fireplaces, tables and chairs for 125 people, and a “bride ready” room with a private restroom upstairs. A small park surrounds the center and features a peeled-log Amish gazebo and a “wedding court” with several outdoor table/chairs sets. This is a beautiful setting for an indoor or outdoor wedding and is offered at a reasonable price. In 2008, the Preston Community Center was added to Washington State's Heritage Register.

Click here for a 360 degree view of the great hall.

Photo gallery

Capacity: 125 max.



The Banquet Hall at Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatics Center
The Banquet Hall at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way opened in 1997 to support Aquatic Center events, including national swimming and diving championships and Olympic trials. The Banquet Hall is available for weddings, parties and other public and private events. Rental options range from meeting rooms to the entire Banquet Hall. Tables and chairs are included in the rental price. Audio visual equipment is available for an additional cost.

For more information, contact banquethall@kingcounty.gov

Photo gallery

Capacity: 245 max.

Tolt Bridge Shelter

Located at the Tolt-MacDonald Park & Campground, this beautiful newly-renovated shelter is nestled next to the Snoqualmie River and features an open park-like feeling and has a beautiful knotty-pine ceiling and skylights. The shelter is located on the west side of the park across a 500-foot-long suspension bridge that crosses over the Snoqualmie River. There is no vehicle access to the bridge shelter or any sites on the west side of the park. Near the shelter are several yurts that sleep six people each and have electricity and heat. We offer a wedding package that includes the Bridge Shelter all day the day of the wedding, four tent sites, two 3-sided camping shelters, all six yurts, the camping container (sleeps 4), and a fire pit area.  You’ll feel like you’re out in the countryside even though the park is located a short drive from Redmond and the greater Seattle area. Note: the wedding package does not include campsites #34 and #35, the small group campsite, large group campsite or the amphitheater area. 

Photo gallery

Capacity: 150 max



Cougar Mountain Wedding Overlook
This beautiful overlook of the Cascade Mountains features a small grassy meadow for up to 75 guests. A short walk from the parking area with a wide pathway designed specifically for wedding gowns, this beautiful area features a breathtaking view, nature at its best and privacy for the wedding party. There is no vehicle access to the site.

View from overlook


Capacity: 75 max.

Brightwater Center
Located in the heart of wine country in Woodinville, the sustainably-built Brightwater Center features multi-purpose meeting areas for community groups, conferences, weddings and other special events. The Center is surrounded by more than 70 acres of natural areas with ponds, wetlands and walking trails. It has a large meeting space that accommodates up to 260 people and can be broken down into three smaller meeting rooms. Amenities include an exhibit hall, kitchen facilities, private dressing room, fireplace, and ample parking. Visit kingcounty.gov/brightwatercenter for more information.



Other Venues

Bethday Community Learning Space at Dick Thurnau Memorial Park
Brightwater Center
Pools
Picnic Shelters
Recreation and Event Area at Marymoor Park


Preston Community Center (FAQ)
Site information
8625 310th Ave SE
Preston, WA
Tel: 206-477-6150
regional.scheduling@kingcounty.gov

Clise Mansion
(pending new contract)

Aquatic Center Banquet Hall
King County Aquatic Center
Tel 206-477-4444
banquethall@kingcounty.gov

Tolt Bridge Shelter at Tolt-MacDonald
31020 NE 40th St
Carnation, WA
Tel: 206-477-6150
regional.scheduling@kingcounty.gov

Cougar Mountain Overlook
18201 SE Cougar Mountain Dr
Bellevue, WA
Tel: 206-477-6150
regional.scheduling@kingcounty.gov

Brightwater Education & Community Center
Rental Info

22505 State Route 9
Woodinville, WA
Tel: 206-263-9412
katelyn.hunt@kingcounty.gov