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12 Amazing Playgrounds for Eastside Kids and Families

Expand your playground circuit with these old and new favorites

Nancy Chaney
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Published on: October 30, 2023

12 Amazing Playgrounds for Eastside Kids and Families

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Kate Missine

Lake Sammamish State Park, Issaquah

There’s no question that the playground at Lake Sammamish State Park is among the Eastside’s best. We add it as a bonus as parking here is not free, different than your typical municipal playground. It’s something to keep in mind.

When you arrive at the playground, you’ll spot a nine-foot bird, gigantic toadstools, and a miniature mine. You may think you’ve stumbled onto the set of a Lewis Carroll movie, but this wonderland adventure is all real. And it’s yours for exploring.

Because Lake Sammamish is a state park, you’ll need a Discover Pass ($11.50 per day or $35 annually; buy onsite) to park here, or plan a visit on a State Parks Free Day when you don’t need the pass to park.

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Editor’s note: This roundup of awesome Eastside playgrounds was originally published a few years ago, with fab new playgrounds added several times. It was updated most recently in fall 2023.

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