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9 Hidden-Gem Playgrounds With Beautiful Views

Soak up amazing views of water and mountains at scenic parks around Seattle

Published on: March 27, 2024

Enjoy the view from Magnolia's Ella Bailey Park while the kids play
Ella Bailey Park. Credit: Nancy Chaney

The best playgrounds for blue-sky days

Parents, grandparents and nannies spend a lot of time at playgrounds in the Seattle area, pushing kids on swings, digging along in sandboxes and — if we’re lucky — perhaps relaxing on benches nearby. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a gorgeous view to enjoy while spending time at the park? On the next no-cloud-in-the-sky day, check out one of these fantastic, lesser-known playgrounds.

We've picked out the best Puget Sound, Lake Washington and mountain views around town. Use the arrows above the image or the link below to check them out.

Up first: Dockton Playground 

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