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Castle Park in Kirkland

Ziplines, dragons, and more: Unusual toys at Eastside playgrounds

The Eastside is filled with great public spaces, from trails to beaches to forests. Whereever you may be on the Eastside, there is most likely a park or playground very close by. But what if you are looking for something just a little bit different? How about a zip line or a dragon? If you [...]

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Ardmore Park Trail

Nature in the City: Ardmore Park, a hidden forest in Bellevue

  The city motto for Bellevue is “City in a park,” and it isn’t hard to see why.  With over 50 parks, no matter where you are, there is sure to be a park nearby.  One of those parks, Ardmore in east Bellevue, is a hidden gem among the 2400 acres of parkland in the [...]

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Blueberries at Larsen Lake Farm

Larsen Lake Blueberry Farm in Bellevue offers treats in more ways than one

  One of the best things about living on the Eastside is that occasionally you’re able to find a place to go that seems so remote you would almost swear you were in the country and not in a city at all! Such is the case with the Larsen Lake Blueberry Farm in Bellevue, a [...]

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Sammamish Commons farmhouse

Sammamish Commons Park: Spray and splash park nestled in beautiful countryside

  When you drive up to the Sammamish Commons, it is clear you are in the city.  On one of the busiest streets in Sammamish, across the street from a high school, you will find the Sammamish City Hall and a police station sharing space with a skate park and some new construction.  Just beyond [...]

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Nature in the City: Kirkland’s ‘Castle Park’ at North Rose Hill Woodlands Park

  The Eastside is filled with beautiful parks. One of the most popular, commonly known as the “Castle Park,” is North Rose Hill Woodlands Park in Kirkland. The beauty of this park is that it is really like two parks in one: a nature park plus an amazing play area. The play area is what [...]

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