Montlake Playfield. Photo credit: Linnea Westerlind
Catch a thrill!
There’s been a lot of discussion in the media in recent years about whether we are giving kids enough opportunities to take physical risks in their free play. One way for parents and caregivers to encourage kids to safely test their limits is to seek out local parks that offer more challenging playground equipment. Here are our top picks for Seattle and Eastside-area playgrounds where kids can get a true thrill, from steep slides to high-flying swings to long zip lines. (Note: Remember to always read signage at parks for safe play guidelines and make sure your child knows his or her limits.) Did we miss a playground? Add it in the comments!