Richmond Beach Saltwater Park. Photo credit: Linnea Westerlind
Run, dog, run: Richmond Beach Saltwater Park
Everyone likes this stunning Shoreline park, right on the shores of Puget Sound, but families with dogs feel like they’ve found nirvana, at least in the winter: From Nov. 1 to March 15, this Shoreline park includes an off-leash area. Play fetch with your pup, dig in the sand and explore the driftwood forts.
Bonus: Watch the whitecaps from a shelter on the beach or head to another shelter at the ship-inspired playground above the beach, giving you a spot for a drizzle-free lunch with a view.
Location: 2021 N.W. 190th St., Shoreline. Free parking in the lot and on streets just outside the park entrance.
Warm up: Cozy Richmond Beach Coffee Company, with a toy-and-book corner for kids, is just a short drive up the hill from the beach.