Kids at play at Les Gove Park spray area. Credit: Meredith Broward
South King County spray features and fountains
Tukwila Community Center spray park, Tukwila
Readers alerted us to this splash and spray park located at Tukwila Community Center, with fish spouts to aim, fountains and car-wash-style play areas.
Hours: Open 10 a.m.–8 p.m. daily, Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Find it: 12424 42nd Ave. S., Tukwila
Town Square Park splash park, Burien
Note: The reopening of this spray area has been delayed due to unforeseen issues; click the link above for updates.
After you get done splashing in the fountain, the park is also an ideal spot for a picnic and features gorgeous views of Mount Rainier. While the Town Square splash park is repaired, head to Lake Burien School Memorial Park. When temps reach 75 degrees, the city will turn on sprinklers for play on Mondays and Fridays, from 2–4 p.m.
Hours: Open May to October.
Find it: 400 S.W. 152nd, Burien
The fountain in Kent's Town Square Plaza has an unusual feature, a 13,000-pound granite ball sculpture, which can be rotated in its base. Kids and adults alike enjoy giving it a spin.
Hours: Open daily, 10 a.m.–9 p.m., through mid-October.
Find it: 2nd Ave. N., Kent
The colorful water-spray features make Auburn's one of the most popular spray parks in the region. When kids are done with water play, they can climb on the accessible Discovery Playground, or head to White River Valley Museum to explore the interactive exhibits, or nearby Mary Olson Farm (open weekends in summer).
Hours: Open Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Find it: 910 Ninth St. S.E., Auburn
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