Seattle has more than 400 parks, so naturally, we have a lot of playgrounds. But which are the ones that are really something to write (or Instagram) home about?
Plenty of playgrounds are fun or fan favorites, but for this list, we were looking for something innovative or unique. Is it designed around art, like Artists at Play or the Donnie Chin International Children’s Park? Does it have a standout play structure, like Roxhill Park (aka the castle park); the whale, lighthouse, and boat at Whale Tail Park; the cars at Powell Barnett; or the salmon slide at Carkeek Park? Is there an experience that’s hard to find elsewhere, like sliding down to the splash pad at Jefferson Park? Then there’s something like the Seattle Children’s Play Garden, which reimagines the playground entirely for kids of all abilities.
Regardless of your playground needs, there’s probably a little something for everyone on this list—zip lines, slides, swings, and wildflowers alike.Read More