A list of lesser known parks on the Eastside that would be great for a hike anytime and especially in the time of coronavirus and social distancing.
Carillon Woods, at 5429 106th Ave NE is a lovely wooded park with nice play equipment and plenty of trails through the woods. It’s tucked away in a neighborhood about a quarter mile east of Carillon Point, and just west of Northwest College. The sign shown above is in the midst of the butterfly garden […]
In the Norkirk neighborhood, around the corner from Van Aalst Park, you’ll find Reservoir Park at 1501 3rd St. It’s a small neighborhood park with a fun playground. It’s got a good-sized climbing structure, best for ages 4 – 8. It includes a tall tube slide, two mid-size flat slides, and a short wobbly slide, […]
I’ve heard about Tot Lot for years and finally made it there… its claim to fame is that it’s a fully fenced park, so it’s easy to sit and relax while your tots have fairly free run of the space. (Another fully fenced park is Phyllis Needy, in southern Kirkland.) It’s also flat, so there’s […]
Van Aalst Park in the Norkirk area of Kirkland has just opened a brand new playground. We went there today to check it out. It has some fun, unique items I have not seen before in another playground. Teeter Totter (Seesaw) My favorite is this teeter totter (Note: click on any image for a larger […]