Spring is in the air and summertime isn’t too far behind. No wonder class are affecting Seattle playgrounds near and far to determine the most of these warm spring days. We’ll maintenance our fingers spanned for blue skies while you and the kids swaying, move and zip through the day at your favorite place ballpark. Here’s where Seattle plays.
Tips for playing safely in the time of COVID-1 9 😛 TAGEND
1. Kids ages two and up should wear a mask while playing, please.
2. Please limit the number of children on each segment of paraphernalium to five or fewer.
3. Remember to dry or sterilize little( and large-hearted) pass when you’re done playing.
4. Keep up the social distancing, even on the sidelines.
5. If you don’t feel well, please stay home.
Editor’s note: We recognize that things can change rapidly in the time of COVID, so please check with Seattle Parks, the City of Bellevue and other local city governments for modernizes and alters before honcho out to play.
photo: Natalia Dotto Photography
Artists at Play
Editor’s note: This playground is closed.
If you’ve went brave bambinoes who harbour a lot of energy or even an aspiring aesthetic on your hands, Artists at Play, located in the heart of the Seattle Center right next to the Space Needle and the Museum of Pop Culture( formerly known as EMP ), is a must-do! The inhuman 30 -foot tall climbing arrangement also incorporates mega long slips and suspended bridges.( Psst…it can be moderately coercing due to the height, so mothers be aware. It is certainly plot your older risk-taking rugrats and will most probably get your center running more !) But, never fear, there is a wee bit smaller organization for the teeny ones as well as an innovative selection of interactive melodic aspects such as sounding changes, a giant-sized rain stick, a musical note-playing letter tree, and a tone fencing played with billiard balls.
Seattle Center- Next 50 Plaza3 05 Harrison St.Seattle, WA 98109 Online: seattlecenter.com
photo: Kristina Moy
Whale Tail Park
Next to Alki Elementary and close to Alki beach, Whale Tail Park is a favorite hangout for West Seattleites. Children desire descending on the “whale tail” sculpture that flanks one death of the common and taking make-believe voyages on the playground’s very own boat. But it’s the two slips that make this playground a hit with the minis.
Good to know: The playground is just a short stroll to Alki Beach Park, where a picnic on the beach, a wade in the liquid or fish’ n microchips are in order.
5817 S. W. Lander St.Seattle, WA 98116 Online: seattle.gov
photo: Michelle G. via Yelp
Lake Meridian Park
Arrr! Shiver me timbers! Good pirate ships are hard to come by these days, so if you’ve got a Jake or Izzy in your gang they’re sure to be on board with playing at this Kent park for the working day. A raider barrel, complete with voyages and canons, is docked near a lake-side beach used for fishing, swimming and sand play during the summer months. There’s also a ginormous webbed clambering formation, fluctuates, and a merry-go-round, plus an ADA compliant play structure with some formidable slips. The large grass province is perfect for throwing around a football or flying a kite, while the picnic sanctuaries come with lake views and BBQs. Score!
14800 S. E. 272 nd St.Kent, WA 98030 Online: kentwa.gov
photo: Sarah B. via Yelp
This mega play structure at Wallingford Playfield leads to one thing: substantial summertime levity. The super fly tube move at this park is where it’s at, perfect for bigger shavers but likewise your most itsy-bitsy babes( consideration: no falling off for the wee ones, while the older defined can try to zip down as fast because they can ). But maybe most intriguing, this play orbit also has a wading pool( open over the summer on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 7 p. m. and it’s wheelchair accessible) to prevent your kiddos from becoming sweaty-teddies in the summer months.
4219 Wallingford Ave. N.Seattle, WA 98103 Online: seattle.gov
photo: Seattle Parks and Recreation
Seward Park is home to an aged growing forest, a motorcycle and strolling course( with an amazing waterfront view ), an amphitheater and miles of hiking paths. Check out the children’s play area, refurbished with a “naturalistic” flavor. When your boy tires of played with the interactive artwork, you might want to try explore the beautiful native flower plots. Feeling a little more intrepid? Grab the stroller, jogger or your bicycles and tool around the park’s 2.4 mile loop-the-loop, which boastings one of the prettiest waterfront views in Seattle. Who doesn’t cherish a common with a great view, right?
5900 Lake Washington Blvd. S.Seattle, WA 98118 Online: seattle.gov
photo: courtesy the City of Kirkland
Juanita Beach Park
It’s hard-handed not to adoration a playground the comes with beach access, but when it’s designated for all-abilities, you know it’s a definite win. The City of Kirkland reopened this rebuilt common in December, and it’s a rightfully a smudge where everyone can play( and mothers can experience goals of Lake Washington while they do ). Teenagers will wear themselves out climbing, sliding, rushing and swinging on the expansive brand-new equipment. Take advantage of the new picnic pavilions to make an afternoon of it.
9703 N. E. Juanita Dr.Kirkland, WAOnline: kirklandwa.gov
photo: courtesy City of Kirkland
North Kirkland Community Center Park
Have a bang at this newly modernized common in Kirkland that re-opened to the public in December. What once was a train-themed playground is now a brand-new playspace for hopeful cosmonauts of all ages. From the space shuttle play structure to the oversized Saturn and moon climbers, your boys will have an out of this world time get their play on here. Our favorite percentage? It’s gotta be the tandem fluctuates that cause parents join in the fun, more!
12421 103 Ave. N.E.Kirkland, WAOnline: kirklandwa.gov
photo: Britt B. via squeal
This playground in Mill Creek’s North Pointe neighborhood is the hot new adventure recognize to check out. Nature is at the heart of the playscape, where minors will find a wooden connect to cross, a playful beaver lair to explore and proportion use, and abundance of shakes. The parkour arrangement is another reached that will give boys gap to rush, jump and bun. Finally, the paved walkway that encloses the park fixes it a great option for scooters, trikes and balance bike riders of all ages.
13901 N. Point. Cir.Mill Creek, WAOnline: cityofmillcreek.com
photo: Seattle Parks via flickr
High Point Play Area
Since it opened around this time last year, the facelift on the High Point Play Area has concluded it a favorite for West Seattle genealogies. It’s bigger than it was before and mothers can take a seat in one of two seating areas to keep an eye on children or broke out snacks for hungry actors. Families will find all sorts of slithers, swingings and interesting arrangements to jump on now. And the large grassy area impels it a great spot to catch, kick or heave a ball. Psst … there are three other commons and two P-Patch plots in the nearby High Point development in case your teenagers want to change up their outside play-act routine.
6920 34 th Ave. S.W.Seattle, WAOnline: seattle.gov
photo: Seattle Parks via flickr
Occidental Park Playspace
Take a breach from the downtown pace at the recently opened Occidental Square playground. Its artistically designed wooden jungle gym yields babies of all ages the chance to climb to new meridians. Add in changes, clambering lassoes and a recycled rubber floor and you’ve got the perfect pit stop for tired kids touring the city on a weekend.
117 S. Washington St.Seattle, WAOnline: pioneersquare.org
photo: Steph L. via squeal
Surrey Downs Park
If you like a little park with your playground, check out the recently rehabilitated Surrey Downs in Bellevue. Its enormous grassy plain and bike path signifies there’s plenty to do for everyone. So when you come to play bring a lump, kite or bike to add to your family fun. The new playstructure, there’s one for big children and tots alike, it bright and plotting. Tall strctures teenagers can roost in and then slide down, coupled with a fast zip direction and oversized clambering cyberspaces make it a discern worth checking out when you head over the connection. Be sure to parcel snacks or lunch too, as the dealt pavilion picnic tables realise lunching easy , no matter what the weather’s doing.
11177 S. E. 4th St.Bellevue, WAOnline: bellevuewa.gov
photo: Kristina Moy
Meydenbauer Bay Park
After almost two years of renovation, the new and improved Meydenbauer Bay Park is finally complete and prepared for your little park-goers to enjoy. The new seven-acre park boastings a quarter-mile of Lake Washington waterfront, a beautiful dive beach and swimming programme, a 400 -foot-long curved pedestrian quay that extends into the lake, a hand-carry boat launch, paved walkways, picnic areas and a splendid playground. The park also boasts a hilltop neglect with ravishing ends of Seattle, a new beach live with restrooms, changing rooms and boat rentals( make: canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddle committees) and a lifeguard station.
419 98 th Ave. N.E.Bellevue, WA 98004 Online: parks.bellevuewa.gov
photo: Kristina Moy
The redesigned Discovery Park is definitely list-worthy and for a good reason! This huge 534 -acre park, located in the heart of the Magnolia community, boasts a multi-level climbing structure, castles, slithers, a tethers route and swingings. If that wasn’t fairly, “theres been” a new zip route, ever a bunch pleaser! Play places are set up to accommodate both big and little apes( and are ADA compliant ), so there is enough adventure for everyone. Feel free to make a day of it, extremely. With 12 miles of footpaths to explore and dazing views of the Puget Sound and the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges, Discovery Park is one place sure to be a uber hit with your little explorers.
3801 Discovery Park Blvd. Seattle, WA 98199 Online: seattle.gov
photo: Jennifer B. Davis
Bellevue Downtown Park
Another newly redesigned park on our listing is Bellevue Downtown Park. Opened in the summer of 2017, this “Inspiration Park” is perfect for all ages and abilities and has just about each and every amenity your insignificant common aficionadoes are looking for. Play arrangements, see-saws, spinner bowls, an in-ground trampoline, clambering walls and vine, and various jives are all present and all super cute to boot! Need we say more? Yes, we do, because it also athletics a sprinkle pad, cataracts, and sensory water table for those upcoming hot time dates! This park has it all. It is already attracting you for a call, isn’t it?
10201 N. E. 4th St.Bellevue, WA 98004 Online: parks.bellevuewa.gov
photo: Vanessa W. via Yelp
Luther Burbank Park
Located between Seattle and Bellevue, Mercer Island suffices residence to the beautiful 77 -acre Luther Burbank Park. Alongside Washington Lake, Luther Burbank Park has tennis courtrooms, nature trails, coasts, and picnic regions. The playground, nonetheless, remains Luther Burbank Park’s best resource for Seattle adolescents. In the center of towering trees, the playground’s wavers, zip boundary, passage, and clambering field will certainly satisfy your kids’ hunger for joy and exhilaration. For the summer months, there will be a lifeguard on duty at the swimming beach starting late June through Labor Day. So, multitude those clothings, move a few towels in the bag, and plan for a daylight at this cool park on Mercer Island!
2040 84 th Ave. S.E.Mercer Island, WA 98040 Online: mercergov.org
photo: Alaina Weimer
Lake Wilderness Park
South Sound neighbourhoods and tourists alike, this park is calling your name! Lake Wilderness Park, located in Maple Valley about 45 hours southeast of Seattle, is an all-year-round gem of a ballpark, but it’s likewise wonderfully awesome come the summer months. Situated on Lake Wilderness, this refurbished 117 -acre park boasts an arboretum, a frisbee golf course, paved trails, big light-green cavities, a beach with swimming domain and a huge fishing pier. But not all! Its playground is new and has loads of enjoyable things to do for your little mischief-maker( fluctuates, slips, merry-go-round and an intricate climbing organize ). Currently, the parks bureau is commissioning the construction of an all-new beach house to support bathrooms, assent and boat rental equipment, set to be completed soon! Psst…on a clear day, you get a breath-taking view of Mt. Rainier as you look out over the Lake.
22500 S. E. 248 th St.Maple Valley, WA 98038 Online: maplevalleywa.gov
photo: OnceAndFutureLaura via Flickr
This one is for the slide adherents in their own families! What if you were told your tiny glider could slide down a salmon and come out the other end? Because that is just what the favourite Carkeek Park, pinpointed nine miles northwest of Seattle, has to offer! This park’s salmon-themed play area is boatloads of fun and , no doubt, a lieu your teenagers will get a kick out of. If you assign your net a bit wider beyond the playground, you can also adventure through the 220 acres of forest, meadows, wetlands, creeks…and( wait for it) sea! Pack a picnic for this one, folks. You get magnificent contemplates of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, and lots of play room for your little maniacs.
950 N.W. Carkeek Park Rd.Seattle, WA 98177 Online: seattle.gov
photo: Jennifer B. Davis
Lake Sammamish State Park
Another doozy of a playground on the Eastside that your small fries utterly won’t want to miss is the playground in the heart of Lake Sammamish State Park. Located right on the shores of Lake Sammamish in Issaquah is where you will find this whimsical, coal mining town-themed playground set to satisfaction little guests with its over-sized mushroom lodge, disguised woodland individuals, quarrying township cubbies and huts, and even a painted river with leaping salmon. Spider monkeys can descend all over the amenity-filled play formations and a huge zip line is just waiting to give your tykes a whizzing journey. But your stop here is not complete unless you too plan an afternoon around the massive sandy coast. Who needs Florida when this area has its own beachy oasis with onus of chamber for swimming and mining your toes in the beach?
Good to know: There are no trees around the beach, so brought about by that beach umbrella( and some 50+ SPF sunscreen) for shade against that time sunshine. And don’t forget your Discover Pass.
2000 N. W. Sammamish Rd.Issaquah, WA 98027 Online: parks.state.wa.us
photo: Warren C. via Yelp
This park on Beacon Hill has an formidable playground for teenagers. Clambering walls, a sandbox and tons of wide open paved routes make it a perfect lieu for those newbie bicycle equestrians, too. Plus, the views of the Olympics, Elliott Bay, Downtown, Space Needle, Duwamish River and the Cascades can’t be trounced. The park boastings not one, but two moves that will have your dynamos climbing up and sliding down for hours. The first slither is the more traditional metal slide. However, what’s not traditional is the way to are going to the exceed. From a semicircular ladder to a rise wall, it’s possible that going up could be more fun than the slither down. But don’t forget your kite and an additional provided of invests or a swimsuit. The hurricanes crest off the ridge now shaping it a kite flyer’s paradise, and there’s a refreshing splash pad at the lower end of the slithers.
3801 Beacon Ave. S.Seattle, WA 98108 Online: seattle.gov
photo: Lori B. via Yelp
Saint Edward State Park
Once a Catholic seminary, the area is now an swelling 326 -acre park complete with short hiking trails( hounds are welcome if leashed) and beautiful opinions of Lake Washington( 3,000 paws of lagoon shoreline !). There are plenty of open spaces to run around and play, and a picnic neighbourhood with counters and restrooms. The grounds too boast a quiet Grotto, but if that seems like too much be-still time for your pumped-up posse, manager over to the two performance arrangements( one toddler, one big boy) that each have things to climb on, in, under and through. Don’t miss out on the moves, sand opposes, sways and even a rise wall.
Good to know: Be sure to bring along your Discover Pass to avoid the $ 10 era fee.
14445 Juanita Dr. N.E.Kenmore, WA 98028 Online: parks.state.wa.us
photo: Rachael Brandon
SERA Campus Playground
This playground in Tacoma’s south end is worthy of a visit for both minuscule and mighty teenagers alike. The obstacle-like features offer some challenges for large-hearted children, while the woodland theme and tree house inspired structure will incite little imaginations into some epic simulated toy undertakings. During the summer months, the minis can invest most of their day at the sprayground, while athletes keen to try out the territory will want to head over to the seven athletic fields for baseball, soccer, football or lacrosse. When the condition is the normal Northwest drizzle, value a date pass and try the campus’ Treetops Playground .
6002 S. Adams St.Tacoma, WA 98409 Online: metroparkstacoma.org
photo: Amy H. via Yelp
Maple Leaf Reservoir Park
Perhaps Seattle’s most overlooked toy region, this peaceful, pleasant Maple Leaf neighborhood park has spate of street parking and was actually opened not too many years ago. So the equipment–though not the fanciest in town–is good quality. Bigger adolescents especially love the zip string, and tinier ones dig the sandpit in the region. Bring along the bikes and lumps: there’s a circular line only north of the playground, plus marinade bullet and basketball courts. The one breach is that there’s only a few picnic counters( divided between lower and upper commons ), so if you’re planning to get your lunch to-go, you may want to pack a picnic blanket. But one of the perks…a viewpoint spotlight Mt. Rainier and Lake Washington!
1020 N. E. 82 nd St.Seattle, WA 98115 Online: seattle.gov
photo: Kristina Moy
Kelsey Creek Farm Park
If your insignificant ones are into Old MacDonald, then honcho on over to Kelsey Creek Farm. Sure, there is a playground ideal for wiggly toddlers and two miles worth of paths that wind through pastures and a creek, but this park truly comes to mind for its plethora of farm animals to interact with. On any devoted daytime, you can visit with the ponies, bunnies, chickens, sheep, goats, rabbits, waterfowl and pigs that bellow Kelsey Creek Farm their residence. If you’re planning on spending a good part of your date at the farm, battalion along some snacks and a picnic lunch. There’s plenty of grass to throw down a rug as well as picnic counters and a picnic sanctuary!
410 130 th Pl. S.E.Bellevue, WA 98005 Online: farmerjayne.com
photo: Seattle Parks and Recreation
Cal Anderson Park
This huge park, in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, has just about everything for whatever kind of mood your kiddos are in. If they feel like sprinting around, they can tear through the pasture and play Frisbee or catch. For performance day, ability to the superb play region and cause them monkey around on the climbing formation. Need a cool down? Cal Anderson Park has you reported. Splash in the wading pool this summer( open late June through Aug. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between midday and 6:30 p.m .), check out the fountain or laze around on the grassy hills. They even have a few over-sized chess boards to play on!
1635 11 th Ave.Seattle, WA 98122 Online: seattle.gov
photo: Angela Alanis
Miner’s Corner County Park
A first look at this awesome playground will have everyone in your gang elicited to play, even mom and dad! There’s a variety of slides, some thrilling enough for bigger children and some more suited for the minuscule fellas, as well as two descending walls, a lookout tower, and a modern merry-go-round for tots who love to get dizzy. In fact, upon closer inspection, every nook and cranny is jam-packed with things to spin, climb, fluctuating, and explore!
Park extra: If your tykes love to get their hands( and hoofs) nasty, grasp your containers and scoops and stumbled the cool sandbox to find a dino fogy or wreak the pint-sized sand construction equipment. Then take a leisurely stroll along the winding routes to the water habitat.
22903 45 th Ave. S.E.Bothell, WA 98021 Online: snohomishcountywa.gov
photo: Seattle Parks and Recreation
Newcastle Beach Park
Newcastle Beach Park is the largest beach park in Bellevue and perfect for the entire fam. In addition to a large open discipline( perfect for video games of Frisbee, shedding around a football and even slip-and-slide baseball !) and a large sandy dive sea, this beach park has a nature trail and train-themed playground equipment, ideal for your little cherubs who love a good choo-choo. A 300 -foot wharf and accessible picnic facilities make this park a popular genealogy end during the summer months.
4400 Lake Washington Blvd. S.E.Bellevue, WA 98006 Online: parks.bellevuewa.gov
photo: Christy H. via Yelp
Steel Lake Park& Family Funland
Calling all knights and princess! If castles and castle participate are at the forefront of your kiddo’s imagination, then you’ll want to saddle-up their war-horse and attack this Federal Way playground. Called Family Funland, the enormous playground will deter mini dragon slayers busy for hours with various climbing walls, monkey disallows, a toddler field, wavers and so much better. As the appoint proposes, “theres been” a swimming lake with lifeguards on duty during the summer, plus grass the regions and picnic tables to spread out on for some lunch when it’s time to feed your mini royals.
2410 S. 312 th St.Federal Way, WA 98003 Online: cityoffederalway.com
photo: Kristina Moy
Located in West Seattle, this fab ballpark not only has two playgrounds( with an impressive zip direction !), various ball field, four miles of biking roads and a paved path along its beautiful sea, but the city’s merely outdoor heated saltwater pool is there as well. Pack a picnic lunch and your binoculars( the park is host to several pairs of bald-headed eagles and owls ), and are projected to make a day of it.
8011 Fauntleroy Way S. W.Seattle, WA 98136 Online: seattle.gov
photo: Lacy B. via Yelp
Marymoor Regional Park
You may have attended a concert now, but Marymoor also boasts an amazing park for the munchkins on the north side of the sprawling dirts. Complete with a three-kid wide teeter-totter, a special 2-5 year aged part, a rockin’ dinosaur, a few unique whirl-i-gigs and a large-scale climbing piece, this common certainly delivers. Producing your motorcycles and journey the loop, or cruise over to the woof-tastic dog park filled with great trails and open space for Junior to run free along with Fido. There’s too a huge climbing wall( for bigger boys ), remote control airplane field and acres and acres of play orbits. A second kid’s play area is also tucked within the Willowmoor Farm area.
6046 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy. N.E.Redmond, WA 98052 Online: kingcounty.gov
photo: Lindsay Engler
Situated a few miles from the Imagine Children’s Museum( something to check out in and of itself !) and about 30 instants north of Seattle, Everett’s Forest Park remains one of the Seattle metropolitan area’s funnest outdoor locatings. Forest Park renders minors with a bevy of kid-friendly pleasures, including a sprayground where children can sprinkle the day away( it also has an area perfect for toddlers ). In addition to visiting the sprinkle pad, don’t forget to explore the common further to find a free animal farm where your animal-crazed children can pet goats, calves, rabbits and other farm animals during the spring and summer months.
800 E Mukilteo Blvd.Everett, WA 98203 Online: everettwa.gov
photo: Paul Hien Brown via Flickr
Washington Park Arboretum
Managed by the University of Washington and the City of Seattle, Washington Park Arboretum stands as the excellent residence for Seattle kids to dive in and knowledge mood. Visiting the Park’s Japanese Garden ($ 8/ Adults;$ 6/ Seattle tenants with ID;$ 4/ Youth; under 5 Free and the first Thursday of the month admission Free from 3 p. m. to closing ), Wilcox footbridge, ponds and sort roads has definitely quench your kids’ thirst for the great outdoors. For families with aspiring mini sea captains, you can explore this area by canoe or rowboat. Rentals obtained at the UW Waterfront Activities Center, where they also accommodate life jackets and advice on how to safely cross the boat traffic at Montlake Cut.
2300 Arboretum Dr. E.Seattle, WA 98112 Online: botanicgardens.uw.edu
photo: Rachael Brandon
Point Ruston Waterwalk
The three things we cherish best about this ballpark are its location, place, site! Less than two miles away from Point Defiance Park and Zoo, a trip to this seaside playground would be a stellar choice after a morning consume animal watching with your teeny zoologists. The ferryboat movement organization, swingings and newer splash pad are at the far end of Point Ruston Waterwalk–a mile-long unfold of sidewalk along Commencement Bay that’s perfect for strollers and littles on brand-new makes of rotates. While on the Waterwalk, looking after for the tiled sea individuals and a 30 -foot wide octopus mosaic!
5115 Grand LoopTacoma, WA 98407 Online: pointruston.com
photo: Jennifer M. via Yelp
Grand View Park& Central Park
What better direction to get your tot’s imagination revved up, than with an shocking “roof top” view. Situated in the northern section of Issaquah Highlands, this common facets dazing views of the Cascade elevations, as well as Mt. Baker and the Seattle skyline on a clear day. Of trend, it’s the sweetened play-act arrangement with four slides, sways, tons of grassy free space and monkey rails that are the true showstoppers for your minors at this ballpark. Insider Tip: There is also a smaller park connected right up the hill from Grand View that presents added continue gear perfect for your more petite sprouts.
Additional stop off: If your energetic progeny still have wiggles to get out, think about checking out Central Park, another monstrou common right off the main Highlands drag. It reopened after restorations and offers tons of play-act rig, a zip boundary, various forms of sways and seesaws and lots of comprised picnic tables. If the condition is nice, it’s a great park to watch the paragliders skippering down from Tiger Mountain.
Grand View Park2 9th Ave. N.E.Issaquah, WA 98029 Online: ci.issaquah.wa.us
Central Park1 907 N.E. Park Dr.Issaquah, WA 98029 Online: ci.issaquah.wa.us
photo: Vanessa W. via Yelp
Grass Lawn Park
No Eastside park adventure is complete without a tour to the sprawling Grasslawn Park in Redmond. With two different “sides” to this behemoth, there’s fun for any age group-especially in the warmer months when the east side water feature is on and it’s sunny enough to splash. The west slope of the common peculiarities a multitude of climbing gyms, a merry-go-round/ spinning tree, huge beach place for palaces or video games of feign storage in the “Happy Clam Club.” Swings, a huge slide and many other unique ingredients, oblige Grasslawn a true Eastside destination. Psst…there’s a large-scale climbing piece stowed behind the trees in the northwest corner, if your adventurer needs more seat to stray and climb.
7031 148 th Ave. N.E.Redmond, WA 98052 Online: redmond.gov
photo: Helen Green
Located on the lid of the West Seattle Reservoir, and next to the Westcrest off-leash area, is where you will find the newer expanded Westcrest Park. In addition to a new playground, dueling zip wrinkles, ambling tracks and panoramic views of the city, this ballpark has five different moves designed to fit every type of daredevil. Walk past the descending organize and detect the two “secret” slips set in the rocky hillside. Westcrest Park also has a huge lawn for playing or picnicking and winding footpaths and native prairie just waiting to be explored. Little monkeys will enjoy defeating the Explorer Dome which contains a line ladder, cyberspaces, curve bridge, tippy move and other challenges. Plus, the park’s two speedy zip fronts have disc-shaped accommodates and zip from a cushy elevated platform, representing it easy for little ones to get on and off.
Good to know: The common doesn’t offer any trees for shade, so plan on bringing an umbrella or tent during the summer months.
8th Ave. S.W.( between S.W. Cloverdale St. and S.W. Trenton St .) Seattle WA 98106 Online: seattle.gov
photo: Jennifer B. Davis
Houghton Beach Park
The countless parks along the Kirkland Waterfront offer a variety of pleasures for little revelers. But the largest and most kid-friendly park happens to be Houghton Beach Park. With a large-scale descending organize, a huge sandy beach and accompanied pedestrian dock, Houghton Beach Park is a hot spot when the weather’s hot or cool. If marching or biking is more your play, principal three blocks east from Houghton Beach Park( up the engulf mountain) to the Cross Kirkland Corridor. This old train track has been converted into a position going/ biking direction and accommodates a long trail ranging from the south to north end of Kirkland, with kid-friendly stops along the way!
5811 Lake Washington Blvd.Kirkland, WA 98033 Online: parksofkirkland.com
photo: Jennifer C. via Yelp
Green Lake Park
Green Lake Park is one of Seattle’s biggest and best recreational parks. Encircling a magnificent lake( when can that ever be a wrong decision ?), Green Lake Park is a great place to enjoy a pleasant epoch. Sit by the lake and watch rowers, kayakers and paddle boarders. Or check out The Path( the 2.8 mile loop around the lake) if your mini minions are on the move. Then, heading over to the park’s playground, located close to the Green Lake Community Center, that caters to both toddler and bigger-kid play. Psst…don’t forget to check out the indoor frisk infinite for infants and toddlers within the Community Center; it’s open Monday through Saturday. If you have some free time, don’t hesitate to take your kids to this fab park. They’ll love it!
7201 E. Greenlake Dr. N.Seattle, WA 98115 Online: seattle.gov
photo: Rachael Brandon
Psst…have you heard about the playground behind the Norpoint Community Center? If not, were letting you in on one of Tacoma’s best kept secrets. To start, you’ll want to give that zip row a few tries-you know, to make sure it’s sturdy enough( wink, gleam ), because there’s no telling how long your tiny Tarzan will be on it for. When it’s warm, the teetering splashing containers at the sprayground will draw your kiddos in for a cooldown and after that they’ll want to made the webbed jungle gym, toddler locality and shakes. There’s also a large grass area, perfect for kicking a lump or toy Frisbee with a thought of Mount Rainier in the background.
4818 Nassau Ave. N.E.Tacoma, WA 98422 Online: metroparkstacoma.org
photo: My Mercer Island
Located in the centre of Mercer Island, Mercerdale Park playground is a wonderful play area for Seattle boys. For the minuscule conductors who are chomping at the part for a good choo choo, this playground’s train theme mounts the stage for hours of merriment. If you feel like strolling the youngsters around, are benefiting from the playground’s paved walkways. Or trip the nearby skate park for the Tony Hawk enthusiast in your life or returning the scooter along for your pocket-sized peewees. Something be taken into consideration: on Sundays in the summer, this ballpark is the site of the Mercer Island Farmer’s Market and too home to various music galas. Oh summer, how we love you!
3249 78 th Ave. S.E.Mercer Island, WA 98040 Online: mercergov.org
photo: Andrea B. via Yelp
George B. Kandle Park
The large-hearted pump to this park isn’t the playground( which is nice, don’t get us wrong ), it’s the rockin’ ripple pond that’s gonna grab your crew’s attention. Kandle Park is an astonishing summertime hangout and a marvelous alternative to the more intense outdoor water parks in the area. The pool aspects a zero-depth entry that meets it easy for the minis to get in on the amusing, plus complimentary life vests, a toddler kitty with several spraypark features and a grass lawn to have a picnic on. Located just outside of the pond is a really great playground where you’ll find a little something for everyone, including both a toddler and a super-tall play structure, slips, sways and a small skate park, plus another mini splash pad. The brand-new playground is a great spot to play and there’s a skate ballpark there too so bring your board!
2323 N. Shirley St.Tacoma, WA 98406 Online: metroparkstacoma.org
photo: Mojdeh S. via Yelp
Junior League of Seattle’s Playground at Magnuson Park is the city’s largest playground for boys. The performance region has 20,000 square hoofs of descending, a sandbox and fluctuating and slithering enjoyable. After taking a stroll with Fido( off-leash common and Small Dog Play Area included) around beautiful Magnuson Park, don’t miss out on one of Seattle’s most famous playgrounds. It’s an experience your children will never forget. Soak up the Lake Washington views along the paved move, and as you do, keep your eyes peeled for a strange collecting of sword figures protruding from the soil. If your kiddos are into aircrafts or whales, then The Fin Project is indispensable picture! Then, head up the hill until you reach a big patch of lettuce grass better known as Kite Hill. The lawn is ideal for knocking a chunk while enjoying the panoramic views, or, as the epithet implies, flying a kite!
7400 Sand Point Way N. E.Seattle, WA 98115 Online: seattle.gov
photo: Willis Tucker Community Park
Willis D. Tucker Community Park
Located in Mill Creek, Willis D. Tucker Park boastings a huge, 84 -acre area with lots of room to play and spread out. The primary highlight of this ballpark is the awesome water spray area. While it’s largely been characterized by 5-year-olds during the summer months, little ones can still play around–just be careful of the moisten cement! This common too features an amphitheater were you can catch movies in the park during the summer months( 2019 appointments TBD ).
6705 Puget Park Dr.Snohomish, WA 98296 Online: snohomishcountywa.gov
photo: Mon L. via Yelp
Madison Park’s eponymous park is worthy of having a’ scarf built around it–eight grassy acres that room a stellar playground and summertime swimming beach( complete with lifeguards) along the shores of Lake Washington. There are climbing formations galore, with abundant bench setting for mummy or dad to keep an eye on little exhibitionists. The very walkable little row of shops and diners adjacent obliges grabbing lunch or dinner a ensure, too.
4201 E. Madison St.Seattle, WA 98112 Online: seattle.gov
photo: Rachael Brandon
Fort Steilacoom Park
This castle park in Lakewood can best be described apply one word–huge! The historic Fort Steilacoom Park spans 340 acres and includes a pup ballpark, playground and miles of roads through fields, timbers and around the small Waughop lake. The dally sphere volunteers two great placeds of fluctuates, large-hearted girl and toddler represent formations with aqueducts, obstructed crannies and slides to play on.
Bonus: Bordering the west end of the ballpark is the Pierce College campus and Science Dome which offers kid-friendly, Friday and Saturday planetarium indicates for only$ 6 per child. During the summer months, demo are also held on Wednesdays.
8714 87 th Ave. S.W.Lakewood, WA 98498 Online: traveltacoma.com
–Allison Sutcliffe, Kristina Moy& Alaina Weimer
feature image: Seattle Parks& Recreation via flickr
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