King County Parks Near Covington, Washington

King County Parks Near Covington, Washington
Nestled in Washington, yet not too far away from the bustling sounds of the city, is an enormous patch of natural beauty. King County parks, including those near Covington, Washington, are known for their views of nature, hiking trails and special exposure to wildlife. Whether you're looking for a quiet walk or are brave enough to explore exotic wildlife, King County parks have plenty to see.

Marymoor

Marymoor is King County's most popular park. Located in Redmond, about 30 miles north of Covington, Marymoor offers 640 acres of land and is set up for all sorts of activities and events. This park hosts an open-air concert series in the summer, where about 5,000 people attend. It's also known as "Doggy Disneyland," as it provides 40 acres where your dogs may roam free without being on a leash. You may also enjoy the bird walk. For those looking for more active sports, this park provides several ball fields for soccer, baseball and rugby.

Marymoor
6046 W Lake Sammamish Parkway NE
Redmond, WA 98052
206-205-3661
kingcounty.gov

Steven Cox Memorial Park

The Steve Cox Memorial Park was named after a former King County Sheriff's Deputy who was also well loved. Steven Cox Memorial Park in Seattle, about 25 miles northwest of Covington, offers something for the entire family. From basketball and tennis courts to parks and picnic areas, there are many activities from which to choose. There is also a reflexology walking path. This path was designed according to the principles of reflexology, which state that walking barefoot on uneven stones, placed in a specific manner, touch on acupressure points. There is also a community center that hosts the King County Parks' White Center Teen Program for kids ages 12-19.

Steven Cox Memorial Park
1321 SW 102nd St
Seattle WA 98146
206-205-5275
kingcounty.gov

Tolt-MacDonald Park and Campground

The Tolt-MacDonald Park and Campground has a 500-foot suspension bridge that crosses the Snoqualmie River, offering plenty of views of this river as well as the Cascade foothills. In addition, this park offers RV, tent and campgrounds for those who'd prefer to stay more than just a day at this park. There are several trails for hiking or biking. There is also a restored barn that may be rented for gatherings and weddings. The park in Carnation is about 30 miles northeast of Covington.

Tolt-MacDonald Park and Campground
31020 Northeast 40th Street
Carnation, WA
For camping reservations
206-205-5434
To rent other facilities at this park
206-205-5275
kingcounty.gov

Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park

This park has taken great care to preserve the natural habitat for the wildlife, while offering people plenty of space to play and explore. You may enjoy a quiet walk down the trails and exploring the nature this area of Washington has to offer. There are forests and waterfalls, as well as views of the lakes. In addition, the backcountry trails at Cougar Mountain ranked No. 19 in the top 100 trails in North America. It's little wonder, then, that this park about 20 miles north of Covington is home to plenty of wildlife, including bobcats and black bears.

Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park
18201 SE Cougar Mountain Drive
Issaquah, WA 98027
206-296-4232
kingcounty.gov

Article Written By Tasha Swearingen

Tasha Swearingen has been writing since 2007. Her work has appeared on WDWRadio.com and USA Today Travel Tips, among other online publications. She has volunteered as an aide in public school classrooms and served as an online tutor in English and writing. Swearingen enjoys writing about all things related to parenting, natural health, kids, travel, foods/cooking and education.

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