Saturday, September 25, 2010

Bellevue, WA Park Review : Wilburton Hill Park

I really just want to mention our favorite feature here because it is pretty unique.

The children's play area has a zip line swing. It is good for a wide variety of ages as you can do tricks as you get older. Obviously, use your judgement having your kids play on it, especially the littler ones. My kids love it. Check it out for a unique park experience.

Here is the park website, from the City of Bellevue.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Redmond, WA Park Reviews : Grasslawn Park

Grasslawn is one of those really big and really popular parks! It is very easy to find and has lots of different activities to keep you busy.

There are two different, very distinct play areas. The smaller one, right by 148th Ave, contains some water play activities. The much larger one, over by Old Redmond Road, has a really big, really fun climbing toy. (Well it is only fun if you don't have a child at just the wrong phase - good enough at climbing to get to the top, but not able or confident enough to get down! I've had to climb up many times!) For bigger kids this is really great. There are also other things around the really high climb for younger kids, plus swings and a sand box.

There are two parking lots, one near each play area. There are also two bathrooms - one near the small one plus another about halfway between the two.

Other perks of this big park are tennis courts, basketball courts, big open grass fields, and paved trails for practicing bikes and scooters.

Here's the park website, from the City of Redmond.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Bellevue, WA Park Reviews : Robinswood Park

This is a big park!

There are two side-by-side playgrounds - they are both really nice. The play area for little ones is actually quite nice and has several interesting and unusual features. The bigger one also has some really fun features and a really nice teeter-totter. There are also paved pathways near the play areas for those who want to ride bikes or scooters.

A couple of other interesting options of things to do while there:
  • play a game in the HUGE field
  • watch others play sports on the big and well used fields
  • VERY SHORT walk down to the pond and see the ducks
2430 148th Avenue SE

This is really easy to get to, being just North of I-90 on 148th!