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12 Amazing Playgrounds for Eastside Kids and Families

Expand your playground circuit with these old and new favorites

Nancy Chaney

Published on: October 30, 2023

12 Amazing Playgrounds for Eastside Kids and Families

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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