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Swing High, Zip Fast: Most Adventurous Playgrounds Around Seattle

Where to find the highest climbers, fastest zip lines and tallest swings

Published on: March 20, 2023

Swing High, Zip Fast: Most Adventurous Playgrounds Around Seattle

A girl slides down one of the series of hillside slides at the newer section of tacoma's point defiance park called Dune Peninsula among fun adventure playgrounds in the greater Seattle area
Zip down the series of slides at Tacoma’s epic Dune Peninsula. Credit: Natasha Dillinger

Dune Peninsula, Tacoma

The newer section of Tacoma’s grand Point Defiance Park, called Dune Peninsula, offers a truly one-of-a-kind play experience. Dune Peninsula's series of hillside slides recall the shiny and fast metal slides of bygone days. And there are six in a row. Kids will delight in this life-size game, and parents will later delight in the easy bedtime (let’s hope) brought about by the epic workout required to do the slides over and over again. If you can tear your crew away from the slides, there are literally days and days’ worth of fun things to do at Point Defiance. We especially love revamped Owen Beach and the newer preschool-focused nature play garden inside beloved Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.

Location: 5361 Yacht Club Rd. in Tacoma. There is parking available in a free lot.

Next stop: Cowen Park

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