Spend an afternoon walking garden trails, taking in the bright colors of summer’s bloom. Five of the best kid-friendly garden parks:
With 230 acres of trails and plant life on the shores of Lake Washington, many species found only at the park, your family will enjoy a day of exploration, discovery and nature.
Children will delight in the ponds filled with koi and the bridges over the pond. A beautiful place in Rainier Beach to take family pictures, or snap some shots of your children playing in the garden.
Starting with a gentle waterfall at the entrance, the different landscapes of this park draw children in. Kids will enjoy the windy paths. Many birds, bees and butterflies can be found here.
This tiny garden park on Queen Anne Hill’s south slope is perfect for a game of hide-and-seek in the large gazebo structure or behind one of the many hydrangeas.
It’ll take you more than one visit to cover this beautiful park in Shoreline. There are four acres here. Go birding, hike to identify trees and plants and stop at MsK Nursery. The “kids only” website features garden-themed virtual learning resources.
More garden parks, including some that have yet to reopen: More than a walk in the park: six public gardens to explore with kids.