Parks: This 640-acre park has just about everything: a 45-foot climbing wall, a cycling velodrome and trails for hiking, biking and walking. There's also a local history museum and facilities for picnics, baseball, soccer, tennis, softball, even cricket. Children are quite fond of the large playground. A forty-acre, leash-free dog zone provides plenty of room for pets to roam, while a huge open field is dedicated as a remote-control airplane venue. This is the site of numerous community events throughout the year, including a hugely popular summer concert series. King County's most popular park, more than 3 million people visit Marymoor annually.
Local Expert Corinne Whiting Says:
Parks: "Dasani Blue Bikes is a free bike borrowing program sponsored by the water manufacturer. It allows park visitors to grab a powder-blue beach cruiser for a ride around the park or along either the Sammamish River Trail or East Lake Sammamish Trail. Registration is required, and can be done by downloading the form on the park website."
Best for Parks Because: King County's most popular park, more than 3 million people visit Marymoor annually to explore its 640 acres of recreational activities, amenities and festive events.