McAuliffe Park in Kirkland is 11.6 acres or wide open grassy fields, shade trees, a community garden, and antique farm equipment. The land was homesteaded in 1877, and is a lovely place for an afternoon stroll.
A list of lesser known parks on Seattle’s Eastside that are great outings 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 […]