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Exercise equipment at Hing Hay Park in the International District.
Sarah Anne Lloyd

15 Seattle parks with outdoor exercise equipment

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Exercise equipment at Hing Hay Park in the International District.
| Sarah Anne Lloyd

Just because you’re not a kid doesn’t mean there’s not a play structure for you in Seattle’s parks. In many parks—often right next to the standard playground—there’s some standalone fitness equipment so adults can work some energy off, too.

To be clear, we’re not just talking about the standard playfield running track—although there’s nothing too elaborate here, either. Most have things like pull-up and parallel bars. An elliptical, weight stack, or rowing machine can be found here and there, too. They’re designed to withstand the outdoors, so they’re not exactly what you’d find in a Gold’s—but they’re a little bit more like playground equipment, which is totally more fun, right?

Better yet, these pockets of gym let you get outside. Which might not be the best in the scorching heat or the pouring rain, but feels wonderful when the weather’s nice.

We found 15 of these parks, mapped here from north to south.

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Hubbard Homestead

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While it’s more known for its skate park, Hubbard Homestead Park also has some exercise equipment, including sit-up benches and pull-up bars.

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University Playground

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A playground for all ages, University Playground has a set of static fitness equipment, including pull-up and push-up bars.

Montlake Community Center

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In addition to a kids’ playground, the area surrounding Montlake Community Center features some fitness equipment, including an elliptical and strength training equipment. The inside also has fitness classes sometimes, but they’re a little less free.

Centennial Park Exercise Station

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This Port of Seattle-run park just past Myrtle Edwards has a collection of pull-up and parallel bars right by the rose garden.

Powell Barnett Park

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Powell Barnett doesn’t just have one of Seattle’s coolest playgrounds. It also has a collection of exercise equipment, including strength training and an elliptical.

Hing Hay Park

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If you can’t make a dance class at Hing Hay, you can still get moving—exercise equipment is along the yellow wall lining the park.

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Sam Smith Park

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If you can’t reserve a tennis court in this I-90 lid park, you can still get sweaty on some exercise equipment. It’s also known as part of the bike path to the I-90 bridge.

Atlantic Street Park

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Just off the playground at this north Beacon Hill park there’s a few stacks of fitness equipment, including assistance for stretching, a small cycle, and some strength training equipment.

Hiawatha Playfield

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Hiawatha has plenty of sporty stuff—a running track, tennis courts, a playfield—but there’s also a collection of fitness equipment, including an elliptical and parallel bars.

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Delridge Playfield

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Can’t get a soccer game started? Delridge Playfield around Delridge Community Center has a selection of exercise equipment, including an elliptical and a rowing machine.

Georgetown Playfield

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Equipment at Georgetown Playfield includes a rowing machine and a stationary bike.

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Bataan Park

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This High Point park has eight pieces of exercise equipment surrounding the playground, including leg presses and ellipticals.

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John C. Little, Sr. Park

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This park by the mixed-income New Holly development has both ellipticals and rowing machines.

Van Asselt Community Center

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This Beacon Hill park has a variety of equipment, including ellipticals and parallel bars.

Rainier Beach Playfield

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This playfield, in addition to being, well, a playfield, has a fitness zone with an elliptical and benches.

Hubbard Homestead

While it’s more known for its skate park, Hubbard Homestead Park also has some exercise equipment, including sit-up benches and pull-up bars.

A post shared by Mei Dean Francis (@gamefrau) on

University Playground

A playground for all ages, University Playground has a set of static fitness equipment, including pull-up and push-up bars.

Montlake Community Center

In addition to a kids’ playground, the area surrounding Montlake Community Center features some fitness equipment, including an elliptical and strength training equipment. The inside also has fitness classes sometimes, but they’re a little less free.

Centennial Park Exercise Station

This Port of Seattle-run park just past Myrtle Edwards has a collection of pull-up and parallel bars right by the rose garden.

Powell Barnett Park

Powell Barnett doesn’t just have one of Seattle’s coolest playgrounds. It also has a collection of exercise equipment, including strength training and an elliptical.

Hing Hay Park

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If you can’t make a dance class at Hing Hay, you can still get moving—exercise equipment is along the yellow wall lining the park.

Sarah Anne Lloyd

Sam Smith Park

If you can’t reserve a tennis court in this I-90 lid park, you can still get sweaty on some exercise equipment. It’s also known as part of the bike path to the I-90 bridge.

Atlantic Street Park

Just off the playground at this north Beacon Hill park there’s a few stacks of fitness equipment, including assistance for stretching, a small cycle, and some strength training equipment.

Hiawatha Playfield

Hiawatha has plenty of sporty stuff—a running track, tennis courts, a playfield—but there’s also a collection of fitness equipment, including an elliptical and parallel bars.

A post shared by Ben Greene (@benjamin.k.greene) on

Delridge Playfield

Can’t get a soccer game started? Delridge Playfield around Delridge Community Center has a selection of exercise equipment, including an elliptical and a rowing machine.

Georgetown Playfield

Equipment at Georgetown Playfield includes a rowing machine and a stationary bike.

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Bataan Park

This High Point park has eight pieces of exercise equipment surrounding the playground, including leg presses and ellipticals.

A post shared by Corey S (@corince) on

John C. Little, Sr. Park

This park by the mixed-income New Holly development has both ellipticals and rowing machines.

Van Asselt Community Center

This Beacon Hill park has a variety of equipment, including ellipticals and parallel bars.

Rainier Beach Playfield

This playfield, in addition to being, well, a playfield, has a fitness zone with an elliptical and benches.