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10 Urban Nature Adventures for Winter and Spring

Family fun at nature centers and wildlands around Seattle, the Eastside and South Sound

Published on: February 15, 2021

10 Urban Nature Adventures for Winter and Spring

Brightwater Center

Water wise: Brightwater Center, Woodinville

At Brightwater Center’s 70-acre campus in Woodinville, a wastewater treatment plant coexists with a nature preserve that has been restored to its native vegetation, which includes wetlands, meadows and forest. At the center, kids and adults can learn all about our water system through interactive exhibits designed for all ages. Outside, three miles of trails meander through wildlife habitat.

Activities: The grounds at Brightwater are free to roam and open daily, dawn to dusk. Brightwater Center is currently closed (but open to the public Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. once reopened). Check the events calendar for Brightwater happenings and treatment plant tours.

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