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The new playground at Juanita Beach Park is accessible to kids of all abilities. (Photo: Chris Hendrickson / City of Kirkland)

New, all-abilities playground opens at Juanita Beach Park in Kirkland

Renovated Kirkland facility has turf, inclusive play equipment and lake access.

Kirkland has taken down the fencing around the new all-abilities playground at Juanita Beach Park.

It’s part of a larger renovation to the park on the shores of Lake Washington.

The new Kirkland playground is located between a new bathhouse and a new picnic pavilion and has views of the beach and lake. The playground has synthetic turf and all-abilities play elements. It is wheelchair accessible and helps to develop physical, cognitive, sensory and social skills.

The park’s existing playground equipment is being moved to Windsor Vista Park because it is still in good condition.

Kirkland reminds people that parks are open with the following COVID safety guidelines:

  • Social gatherings limited to five or fewer people.
  • Social distance of 6 feet required if not in the same household.
  • Face covering must be worn at all times (except by children 2 and younger).
New Kirkland playground

New Kirkland playground: playset with a view at Juanita Beach Park. (Photo: city of Kirkland)

Also at Juanita Beach Park: a bathhouse with restrooms, sand volleyball courts, ballfields, tennis courts, walking path, picnic shelters, 1,000 feet of lakefront shoreline and a seasonal swimming area.

Did you know? Juanita Beach Park has been a popular summer destination since the early 1900s. Signs through0ut the park talk about its history.

Originally published Dec. 29, 2020

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Julie Hanson

Julie Hanson is the website editor for Seattle's Child. She is a longtime journalist, South King County resident and mom to a 13-year-old girl.