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Best Seattle-Area Playgrounds to Visit This Pandemic Season

Mask up, grab the kids and find a fun place to play around Seattle, the Eastside, and the North and South Sound

Nancy Chaney

Published on: November 30, 2020

Best Seattle-Area Playgrounds to Visit This Pandemic Season

Boy on swings at Mill Creek's Exploration Playground fun parks around the Seattle region
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.

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