Find Nature in a Park Near You!

National Parks

National parks are great places to explore anything kids can imagine. Go on an outdoor adventure. Walk in the footsteps of famous people. Take in unique scenery. Explore new interests. Experience real places you may have only heard about. But most of all, national parks are places where you can have fun and create memories that last a lifetime. Start planning your trip here!

Washington State Parks

What’s your idea of fun? Whether it’s birdwatching, boating, mushing sled dogs, or digging for clams, you’ll find a place to pursue your passion in Washington’s many state parks. State parks welcome more than 33 million visitors each year, explore the parks website and plan your visit today!

County Operated Parks- Washington State

County parks in Washington State offer diverse landscapes and recreational activities, from hiking and picnicking to bird-watching and kayaking. Managed by local counties, these parks preserve natural beauty and promote community engagement. Notable parks include Fort Steilacoom in Pierce County, Marymoor in King County, and beach parks in Kitsap County, each providing unique outdoor experiences and amenities. These parks are vital for outdoor recreation and environmental education, showcasing Washington’s rich natural heritage. Search for your county’s parks on your county website.

 City and Local Parks

City parks and recreation in Washington State offer vibrant green spaces and various activities for residents and visitors. These parks, managed by individual cities, provide playgrounds, sports fields, trails, and community centers. Notable examples include Seattle’s Discovery Park, Spokane’s Riverfront Park, and Bellevue’s Downtown Park. These urban oases support healthy lifestyles, foster community connections, and enhance the quality of life by providing accessible outdoor recreation and cultural events. Visit your city’s webpage to learn more about parks near you.

Recommended Parks

Project Nature is working with local pediatric healthcare providers across Washington State. To learn more about parks that our partners recommend, please click here.