On the swings at Mill Creek's Exploration Playground. Credit: JiaYing Grygiel
North Sound-area playgrounds
Seaview Park in Edmonds features the city's first inclusive playground, partly inspired by a local family with a child who uses a walker. Fun play elements at this neighborhood park include a rope climber, several kinds of swings, mushrooms to balance on and cozy places to hide for a quiet moment.
Kids love the bridgeways and lookout tower at Bothell's Miner's Corner Park. This spot is also an inclusive play spot where the tower is wheelchair-accessible.
Our local readers in Marysville kept raving about Jennings Memorial Park so we finally went to check it out, and it's every bit as good as they said. This huge community park includes two play areas, one of them dino-themed(!), a pond, trails and a lovely garden.
Fantastic, nature-themed Exploration Park was designed for its local Mill Creek neighborhood. But families in nearby communities can pick an early, late or rainy moment and pop in to try out the tunnel slides and climbing rock here. The completely overhauled playground opened late in 2019.