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Top 5 Edmonds area playgrounds that are so much fun!

Grab a coffee and watch your kids play the day away

Playgrounds are reliable, free, and fun for the kids. It’s also a wonderful way to get to know an area while spending time outside. We explored five Edmonds playgrounds, testing the equipment, running the open spaces, and more.

Adults- bring a book, a coffee, a friend – or all three – and it’ll be a good day at any of these fantastic Edmonds area playgrounds.

My kids, ages 4 and 7, gave their impressions of each park, too- and it did not disappoint.

Tip: Don’t skip a local hot beverage and a sweet treat. Walnut Street Coffee offers delicious coffee and Canarino Gelato Caffé serves scoops of gelato and sorbetto (your dairy-free companions will appreciate the many flavor choices) for a mid-afternoon snack break. It’s the perfect place to recharge and refuel near Edmonds City Park.

First stop is Wilcox Park, an Edmonds area Park you don't want to miss

Wilcox Park

What Wilcox Park lacks in flash compared to more newly renovated playgrounds, it makes up for with solid play elements and a gorgeous wooded area for running and free play (hide-and-seek, anyone?). This playground features a tall structure with multiple slides and a sliding pole.

Young children will appreciate their small structure and miniature double-slide. Children of all ages can enjoy the tire swing, a bank of traditional swings, and a notably bouncy teeter-totter.

From the Kids: “The double slides were my favorite of everything today.”

Address: 5215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood 98036
Parking: 2 free lots
Bathroom Available? Yes
Extra: Cross the street to Scriber Lake Park for a peaceful walk on the winding trails.

Logan Park

With an attractive fire-lookout theme, Logan Park is the perfect addition to your PNW adventures. This Edmonds playground offers separate play spaces for kids of all ages, a large sand pit with toys, boulders for scrambling, fields for running, and a paved loop great for scooters or balance bikes. There is plenty of shady seating and good sight lines to big- and little-kid play areas.

From the Kids: “There isn’t enough time to try everything. I’m glad they had monkey bars!”

Address: Logan Rd., Lynnwood 98306
Parking: Free lot
Bathroom Available? Yes

Hickman Park

JP Patches Playground in Hickman Park has a bit of everything – things to climb, slide, spin, and swing on. Tall trees surround the playground and offer shade for parents and kids. A paved loop makes it an excellent spot to pull out scooters or wander on one of the trails for a fun walk through the woods.

From the kids: “The only thing this place is missing is a zip line!”

Address: 23700 104th Ave W, Edmonds 98020
Parking: Free lot
Bathroom Available? Yes

John Bush Play Area

John Bush Play Area is a true hidden gem; this quiet neighborhood playground offers a great deal in a small space. Slide down the (short, but fast) down-spout of rain-barrel or rope climb up to a hide-away lookout. Dig for fossils in one sand pit and operate a digger in another. Traverse a suspension bridge or swing while listening for birds in the adjacent Carla Nichols Nature Reserve.

From the Kids: “That is a super fast slide!”

Address: 23831 114th Ave. W, Woodway 98020
Parking: Limited street parking, free parking at the adjacent Town Hall on Sundays only
Bathroom Available? No

Edmonds City Park

Edmonds City Park has a playground that is fit for a grand finale to a day of playground-hopping. With something for everyone, kids will run out of time before they run out of things to climb, jump, and swing from. This playground features multiple bouldering walls, tunnels connecting structures, and ways for children to spin themselves silly. A small play-structure, off to the side, allows the tiniest tots to enjoy the space without getting overwhelmed by big-kid play.

From the Kids: “I really wish we could use the splash pad. It looks really great.”

Note: The Hazel Miller Spray Park is an extension of the Edmonds City park and is open seasonally, in the summer.

Address: 600 3rd Ave S, Edmonds 98020
Parking: Several free lots
Bathroom Available? Yes


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About the Author

Leighton Thomas

Leighton Thomas is a mom to two young boys and resides in Kitsap County. When she's not homeschooling her kids, Leighton is a part-time education consultant and outdoor enthusiast. Follow her adventures on Instagram