• Park Visits for Pennies

    Living in Washington, we’re lucky to have an abundance of natural areas to visit, including 125 state parks and 15 national park areas. To avoid spending a fortune on entrance fees, take advantage of these programs that encourage families to get outdoors. Washington State Parks Visiting Washington State Parks requires a “Discover Pass” for entrance. …

  • Washington Trails Association

    Hiking with Kids You don’t need to pack your hiking gear away when you have kids! Spending time outdoors with your little ones is a great opportunity to make memories, develop a real connection to the natural world and get exercise and fresh air. If you are looking for some help planning in your next …

  • Outdoor Childhood Puget Sound

    A facebook group for moms, dads, grandparents, caregivers and educators in the Puget Sound region who are interested in helping kids live a healthier and happier childhood by spending more time outdoors. We share tips, events, interesting articles and ideas for how to get our kids playing outdoors and connected to nature. In this digital …

  • Urban Hiking with Seattle Parks and Recreation

    Plan your next urban hike. Seattle has miles of developed and semi-developed trails. Trail conditions can vary depending on recent weather, time of year, and other impacts. Check out Seattle Parks and Recreation’s hiking map here. Also available is an app that maps out trails. Seattle Trails shows you where all the official trails in …

  • Tacoma Pools & Spraygrounds

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  • City of Olympia Parks & Trails

    The City of Olympia has over 1,200 acres of park land that consist of neighborhood, community, and open space parks, as well as recreational facilities. Each park has something unique to offer and amenities to better serve you. From playgrounds and ball fields to public art and wildlife habitats, come explore nature in a way …

  • Metro Parks Tacoma- Park Finder

    Metro Parks Tacoma is a CAPRA-accredited, independent park district that leads efforts to build a healthy, sustainable community. Good parks, open space and program services contribute to economic development by fostering economic benefits and promoting tourism: Metro Parks Tacoma offers a variety of experiences on its 2,905 acres: To find a Tacoma Park, please click …

  • King County Parks Finder

    The King County parks system consists of more than 200 parks, 175 miles of regional trails, and 215 miles of backcountry trails. From regional treasures such as Marymoor Park and Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park to amenities such as athletic fields, regional trails, and pools, there is something for everyone in King County Parks. Learn more about open space in King County – …

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    Seattle Parks and Recreation

    Learn about parks in Seattle from the Parks and Recreation resource pages. “Seattle Parks and Recreation provides welcoming and safe opportunities to play, learn, contemplate and build community, and promotes responsible stewardship of the land. We promote healthy people, a healthy environment, and strong communities. Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) manages a 6,414-acre park system of …

  • Kids in Parks

    The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world. Visit …