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Quick Hit: Adventure Playground on Mercer Island

Got a kid who likes to hammer and build stuff? The Adventure Playground on Mercer Island is open June 25 through August 29 – Tuesdays,Thursdays, and Sundays 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Sign a waiver for your child and the attendant will give you tools like hammers, nails, and saws! It is located at Deane’s Children’s Park [...]

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Read the story along the Swamp Trail at Tiger Mountain in Issaquah

If you haven’t been to Tiger Mountain in Issaquah, trust me, it is a beautiful place.  With lots of hiking trails for every skill level, this is a great spot to get outside and away from the hustle and bustle of city life. One of the special trails at Tiger Mountain is the Swamp Trail, [...]

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Park of the week: Anderson Park

Nestled in a shady, quiet corner of downtown Redmond lies a great park that kids and parents enjoy. Anderson Park is located just off Redmond Way in a blink-or-you-miss-it spot, hidden by trees and small buildings. I love the feel of being there, like the Big City is bustling all around you while you’re sheltered from [...]

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Park of the Week: Ebright Creek Park in Sammamish

As a somewhat new resident to Sammamish, I’ve been spending time this summer getting used to my new town. With kids, this means visiting all of the local parks to determine which one is our favorite. Our most recent park adventure took us to Ebright Creek Park, which was absolutely beautiful. Once again I can’t [...]

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Park of the week: Farrel-McWhirter Farm Park in Redmond

Two words: Baby goats. Three more words:  Micro mini pig. I went to Farrel-McWhirter Park this morning in Redmond with my daughters and fell in love with the cutest baby animals! I contemplated how I could stealthily remove them from the premises and take them home, but my oldest is very much a rule abider [...]

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Park of the Week: North Rose Hill Woodlands Park

  I spent my morning with a good friend, her children, and my children at North Rose Hill Woodlands Park in Kirkland. I know we’ve raved about this park before, but I haven’t been there in awhile and when I arrived I was reminded of why I enjoy it so much. Not only is the [...]

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