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Best Rainy-Day Parks and Playgrounds Around Seattle, the Eastside and South Sound

Covered playgrounds, rain-friendly trails, puddle-jumping fun

Published on: January 25, 2023

A girl in a pink jacket rides a scooter along a path through a park on a rainy day. She is smiling to be in best Seattle parks and playgrounds for rainy-day play

Don’t let a little drizzle keep you inside

As a family with three very active boys, we spend our summers at parks and playgrounds, burning off all that fantastic kid energy. Although colder weather usually means more time indoors, I learned early on in my parenting career that there’s no need to stay inside on a wet day. Whether we’re hiking on a trail with good tree cover, jumping in puddles or watching a storm roll in on a beach, it’s always exhilarating to be outside.

Here are some of our favorite rainy-day parks to play in, as well as some favorite snack destinations nearby.

First up: edge of the Sound

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