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Fun Activities & Games in Seattle

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  • Jason Hennig
    Renton, WA164 contributions
    This park is very nice. It's spacious, fun, and very peaceful and relaxing (mostly). The only downside is that it seems to be a bit of a hangout for stoners, which, while harmless, does make a bit of a smell and can take away from the relaxation if you don't like the smell of pot. On the plus side, there is more than plenty of parking.
    Written July 26, 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • pamelamF2120IY
    Palo Alto, CA64 contributions
    Great place for the kids to blow off some steam. Unique playground... great Climbing spider and slides.
    Written February 2, 2020
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  • Alec D
    Seattle, WA2,743 contributions
    Cal Anderson Park is a park located close to the center of Capitol Hill. The light rail is less then 1/2 a block. It's a great place to bring some food and have a picnic on a beautiful spring day like today. There are ball fields and tennis that often have things going on that you could watch.
    Written March 18, 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • misopiso88
    Seattle, WA27,567 contributions
    I am a big fan of Route 66 so I was thrilled to find Oxbow Park with the larger than life cowboy hat and boots. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
    Written October 12, 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • FlyAaron
    Boston, MA692 contributions
    This park has a number of different walking trails. Once you enter, you have the option of parking near one of the recreation fields or boat slips. Continue to follow the main road to the parking lot at the shoreline of the park. There, you’ll find a pathway along Lake Washington that’s beautiful and quite scenic. There’s a few benches, grills, and a restroom. We really enjoyed the quiet and beautiful setting.
    Written October 12, 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • ReaderPat
    Sioux Falls, SD7,157 contributions
    On a recent trip, my son drove to a neighborhood I hadn’t previously been in, Magnolia. It is upscale (expensive) and has homes from every decade and in many different architectural styles. The lawns are beautifully landscaped.

    We went to a park neither of us had been to before, Ella Bailey Park. It has stunning views of downtown, Puget Sound, and Mt. Rainier. We sat for a long time, enjoying coffee we brought with us while we reveled in the views.
    Written August 29, 2017
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Alec D
    Seattle, WA2,743 contributions
    Salmon Bay Park is a beautiful city park located in Ballard. There's lot of big trees, grass, and picnic table. There's also a great playground for kids.
    Written July 24, 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Rumples
    Tucson, AZ11,017 contributions
    When exploring Seattle's Magnolia neighborhood, this is a great place to stop to enjoy a picnic lunch and to look out at Puget Sound, Seattle and mountains.The 12.1-acre park offers picnic tables (some require reservations); grills; a ramada, complete with sink; swings; and many benches. There are good restroom facilities in a small building on-site. The park continues across Magnolia Boulevard with tennis courts.

    Landscape features include a grassy expanse, a gently sloping hill from the road and huge Madrona trees, which offer welcome shade on sunny days. A fence runs along the lower perimeter, where a ravine is located.

    We visited on a Saturday in late morning when a group of Cub Scouts had gathered for a picnic. It was easy to distance ourselves from them and to have a quiet piece of the park to ourselves.

    A parking lot sits right off Magnolia Boulevard with 4 hours allowed from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., except for Sundays and holidays.
    Written June 10, 2015
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  • Garth A
    2 contributions
    It’s a bright sunny day in Ballard. Not a single cloud in the blue afternoon sky here at Ballard Commons Park. A half dressed woman walking in the street can be heard yelling about her rotator cuff not being fixed followed by a string of curse words. In the spot I sit on the benches next to the skate bowl, I can count 30 tents. A couple of humanitarians are unloading bags of ice into a child’s pool. I don’t see a single person that doesn’t ‘live’ in the park here to enjoy it other than myself. I grew up in Ballard. My friends and I would skate here even before it was the Ballard Commons Park. Back then there were kids having fun, challenging themselves, getting into a bit of mischief. This is a truly scary place now. No kids should come here.
    Written June 2, 2021
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  • Tall66
    Wenatchee, WA1,134 contributions
    This is a nice park located next to Lawton Elementary School and just a few blocks from the Fishermen's Terminal. Lots of rolling grass his surrounded by massive Evergreens, this park has lots of walking paths, a ball field and a new play structure for kids. Easy to find a quite spot to relax of picnic.
    Written October 12, 2015
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Teri H
    Chicago, IL6 contributions
    This review is for private rink rental. I rented the rink out for my office’s annual holiday party this year. I hate writing bad reviews but I just want other people to be aware of what they are getting themselves into.

    Pros:
    - Inexpensive
    - Fun retro feel

    Cons:
    - Communication!!
    - Bar
    - Arcade


    More details:
    - Communication: Emails, phone calls went days without being answered. It took over a week just to get someone on the phone to try to book the party. Details about the rental itself where not obvious or well communicated. There was no formal rental agreement or list of rules/polices. I found out 1.5 weeks before our party that my vendors would only be allowed in 5 minutes before the rental time to set up. When I expressed that this seemed really unusual, I was told that I should have asked my guests to arrive 15-30mins after the rental start time. Since this was never communicated to me, invitations had already been sent with the start time. So the food was set up while everyone stood around and watched. They were able to make arrangements for the photobooth to be set up ahead of time in the bar area, but this was after basically begging. I was told that “skate-a-roke” would be an option, but wasn’t given any additional information. When I asked specifically for more details, I was told I would have to contract with a specific DJ, and given the late notice he was not available. This party was planned MONTHS in advance, if I had been given the DJs information originally I could have booked him in plenty of time.

    - The bar: Adequate selection of beer and cider. Would have been nice if they had some other alternatives for non-beer drinkers such as wine. The bar ran out of soda, so my guests were advised to get soda from the vending machine (defeats the point of an open bar). The bar closed 30 mins before the end of my 2 hour rental. That meant that when people got done skating and were thirsty couldn’t get water except, again, from the vending machine. This policy was never communicated to me during the planning. When I asked them to stay open, I was told “we don’t do that”. When I asked why I wasn’t aware of this policy beforehand, Clayton (the manager) said “I can’t tell people everything or I’d be on the phone forever.” I would have brought in non-alcoholic beverages for my guests if I’d known the difficulties we would encounter.

    - The “arcade”: 2 pinball machines towards the back and maybe 5 machines towards the front and a photobooth. I was told they had a full arcade (hmm) and all the machines were coin operated so I brought quarters for my guests to use. However, the photobooth only took dollars or credit cards, so I had to change some of the quarters back to dollar bills so people could use them.


    In general, I was just made to feel like any request I made or question I asked was a huge inconvenience for them. As someone who has planned multiple events before, this behavior is not the norm.

    All and all I think people had fun because we are an easy going group of people who like to socialize outside of work. If I could do it over again I would choose a different venue.
    Written December 11, 2017
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Tall66
    Wenatchee, WA1,134 contributions
    This is one giant neighborhood park which has something for everybody. Large grass field, basketball court (full size), wading pool, and a large play structure with a "rock waterfall" ending in a sand pit. Only saw one homeless guy who had set up his hammock on the edge of the park. This park was also very well maintained and was pretty active for a Monday afternoon.
    Written June 28, 2016
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Tall66
    Wenatchee, WA1,134 contributions
    The Magnolia Playfield is broken into two locations, split by the Catherine Blaine School Magnolia Rec Center and the "Pop" Mounger Swimming Pool. The south section is made up of two giant ballfields that host lots of Baseball in the summer and in the fall and winter for Soccer and Football. The North Section called the "West Magnolia Playfield" has three major ball fields as well as an adjacent smaller field that is used for young children's soccer, etc. All of these fields have large backstops, team dugouts and are large enough for adult play. The area is kept up very well.
    Written October 12, 2015
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Tall66
    Wenatchee, WA1,134 contributions
    This is a nice little park that is entirely shaded by trees giving it a great feel. With benches and a few tables it is a great place have a bite and relax. As this is on the ground of an old fire station the playground has a structure that looks like and old firetruck.

    This park is right across the street from the Swedish Hospital, Cherry Street location.
    Written March 25, 2017
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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