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Best Rainy-Day Parks and Playgrounds Around Seattle and the Eastside

Covered playgrounds, rain-friendly trails, puddle-jumping fun

Published on: October 25, 2018


Don't let a little drizzle keep you inside

As a family with three very active boys, we spend our summer at parks and playgrounds burning off all that fantastic kid energy. Although colder weather usually means more time indoors, I learned early on in my parenting career that there’s no need to stay inside on a wet day. Whether we’re hiking on a trail with good tree cover, puddle jumping or watching a storm roll in on a beach, it’s always exhilarating to be outside. Here are some of our favorite rainy-day parks to play in, as well as the closest hot-chocolate destinations.

Editor's note: This article was originally published in 2014 and updated for 2018.

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