The splash area at Everett's Forest Park. Credit: Sandra Lamb
North Sound spray parks
Forest Park, Everett
Everett's Forest Park boasts an awesome water playground with 16 interactive water features and an area designed just for toddlers. Forest Park also offers a playground, but note that the outdoor swimming pool and petting zoo both remain closed for summer 2021.
Hours: Open daily, 11 a.m.–8 p.m., through Sept. 19
Find it: 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd., Everett
Daleway Park, Lynnwood
Besides the nice spray park, this park in Lynnwood also features nature trails and picnic areas.
Hours: Open daily, 11 a.m.–7 p.m. through Labor Day
Find it: 19015 64th Ave. W., Lynnwood
North Lynnwood Neighborhood Park, Lynnwood
The big draw at this older spray park is the large, mist-spraying green dragon.
Hours: Open daily, 11 a.m.–7 p.m., through Labor Day
Find it: 18510 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood
Comeford Park spray park, Marysville
This newer spray park features water jets, spray cannons, rotating sprinklers and more fun for the kids. There are restrooms equipped for swimsuit changes, and on Tuesdays from 10–11 a.m. there is a spray park session for kids with special needs.
Hours: Open daily, 10 a.m.–7 p.m., through Labor Day
Find it: 514 Delta Ave., Marysville
Willis D. Tucker Park spray pad, Snohomish
Even if you don't live close by, it's worth the drive to play in the giant spray pad at Snohomish's wonderful Willis Tucker Park. Watch out for the dragon soaker! Reader Sandra Lamb recommends exploring the "awesome playground and sandpit area," too, and says it has soft grass for picnics or to run around and play on."
Hours: Open daily through summer, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Find it: 6705 Puget Park Dr., Snohomish
Hazel Miller spray park at Edmonds City Park, Edmonds
Opened in 2016, this large spray park has become a North Sound favorite. Located at woodsy Edmonds City Park next to a play structure, it includes a 55-gallon bucket, water cannons, arches that spray water and a toddler-friendly area where kids can play in the water. Look for the fun area beyond the spray park where kids can build small dams to affect water flow. Conveniently, picnic tables are located nearby. The park also boasts a ballfield, trails and more. It's also a nice stroll to the ferry terminal.
Hours: Opening date to be announced
Find it: 600 3rd Ave. S., Edmonds
Editor's note: This article was originally published several years ago and was updated most recently for summer 2021. Former ParentMap editors Kris Collinridge and Elisa Murray contributed to this article.