Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation’s official Park and Recreation Month. Our local parks play a significant role in conservation, health and wellness, and social equity efforts in communities all across Washington State.
Here are our top 5 park picks for catching smiles:
° Bellingham—Boulevard Park
Grab your fishing pole and get ready for some old-fashioned Washington fun. The picnic-perfect park features BBQ grills, a fishing dock and plenty of food concessions.
° Seattle—Discovery Park
This Seattle hotspot is the perfect park for families. As the largest park in Seattle, Discovery Park offers spectacular mountain views and open tidal beaches. Bring the kids for swimming, sightseeing and playground merriment.
° Spokane—Riverfront Park
Riverfront Park is the entertainment center of the great outdoors, featuring carnival rides, outside movies and an event center! Take a break from the Spokane heat and relax in the air-conditioned IMAX theatre.
° Olympia—Heritage Park
Heritage Park is the ideal place for runners and walkers. The trails circle Capitol Lake and connect to other pedestrian paths.
° On the Peninsula—Fort Worden State Park
This 434-acre state park rests on a high bluff overlooking Puget Sound. Many historic buildings remain at this 19th century military fort.
What are you waiting for? Step outside and experience the power of parks!