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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

9 Hidden-Gem Playgrounds With Beautiful Views

Dockton Playground
Sharon Mead

Dockton Playground, Vashon Island

Hop aboard a ferry and play all day at this nautical-themed beachside playground. The Dockton Playground structure is tucked into the hill behind the beachfront and is reminiscent of a pirate ship, complete with a Jolly Roger flag. If you've got a climber, this playground is for them! The entire structure is designed for climbing challenges, from multiple rope ladders that often extend overhead to a short climbing wall. Several slides and stairs allowed easy access either up to or down the ship’s connecting decks. Bonus: kids can enjoy going on a scavenger hunt. There is a colorful sign encourages children to search the structure for images such as a carrot or a clock. 

Location: Dockton Park and Marina is located at 9500 S.W. Dock Street, Vashon, on Maury Island. Roughly a 22-minute drive from the Vashon Ferry dock. Also accessible via the Southworth or Point Defiance ferries.

Also nearby: The Sandpiper Cafe makes for a great post-play lunch. 

Up next: Kayu Kayu Ac Park, Shoreline

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