Working out at Montlake Playfield. Credit: Linnea Westerlind
Montlake Playfield, Seattle
For kids: Fabulous Montlake Playfield has climbing equipment for kids from toddler to preteen. The play structures have a lot of fun elements that you won’t find on the typical playground. The biggest structure is set up like an obstacle course with challenging nets for climbing and exciting rope bridges.
For adults: Norwell adult equipment sits along two sides of the play area. In addition to gliders, you’ll find equipment to work the quad muscles, back and chest. This park also has tennis courts, a soccer pitch and plenty of space to run.
Find it: 1618 E. Calhoun St., Seattle; free parking in the lot or along neighborhood streets.
Also nearby: Bike or walk the secret trail that starts at the northeast corner of the park and crosses under the 520 Bridge to more waterfront parks on Foster Island.
Next stop: Atlantic Street