You will find the best playgrounds in Seattle spread out among the various parks. All the playgrounds selected below offer a great environment for kids to release energy, as well as many of the playgrounds are situated in parks with other activities available.
Best Playgrounds in Seattle
Jefferson Park Playground
Built in 2012, this park playground on Beacon Hill boasts a couple of distinct play areas (one is geared specifically towards children ages 2 to 5) that will surely entertain your children. You will find the usual playground gear like a number of different swings, play structures, climbing walls slides and even two zip lines. However the main attraction, especially during the summer, are the two large slides built into the hillside which terminate at a spray park. Almost as fun as going down, there are a variety of ways to get back up the hill, whether by stairs or turf laid on top of the hillside. Nearby attractions include a skate park, large playfields and a natural food forest. Oh, and did we mention you also get fantastic views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains, as well as the Seattle skyline?
Golden Gardens Playground
Built in 2011, the Golden Gardens Playground offers a couple of swing sets as well as three different climbing structures with slides : One is a pirate ship and geared towards younger children, another offers a large slide and the third is a rope jungle gym, providing a place for kids to hone their climbing skills. Of course the playground may take a backseat to the star of Golden Gardens, the beach. There is ample room for kids to play in the sand as well as frolick in the cool Puget Sound waters. And don’t forget about the train tracks nearby, providing glimpses and sounds of trains running throughout the day.
Woodland Park Playground
This nature inspired playground has a couple of different play structures that include two tree housed themed structures connected by a RingTangle climbing bridge. The structures can be accessed via stairs, a climbing wall or a faux rock ledge. Additionally, you will find a couple of different swing sets and a sandbox, and in the center of the playground is a spiral maze which the kids love running and or climbing up and down. The playground just happens to be located next to the zoo, and is a very popular stop before and after zoo time. The park also has a large lawn area, with numerous trees providing shade for picnics during the hot and dry summers.