Photo Friday: Carkeek Park

Darya's birthday was this week, and somehow between bringing cupcakes into school and picking her up early, I managed to spend almost the entire day with her. For the middle child in a house with three little kids, that's a huge treat!

After a "tea party" at a kid-friendly coffee shop (this is Seattle, coffee culture starts early), I took her to Carkeek Park, which has one of the loveliest playgrounds in Seattle. Just look at that view!

Carkeek Park playground in Seattle, WA
Carkeek Park playground in Seattle, WA

And check out the salmon slide

Salmon slide at Carkeek Park in Seattle
Salmon slide at Carkeek Park in Seattle

Carkeek park is about eight miles north of Space Needle, and you need a car to get here, but can you imagine a better memory of Seattle with Kids than a slide shaped like a salmon?

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      1. Arrows Sent Forth on October 14, 2010 at 6:46 p.m.

        That view is stunning! And the salmon slide is hilarious.

      2. Sarah V. on October 14, 2010 at 7:37 p.m.

        Beautiful view! Happy birthday to your daughter!

      3. Anna on October 15, 2010 at 3:54 a.m.

        Wow, that view is amazing! It's lovely that you got to spend the whole day with your daughter, it looks like she had lots of fun.

      4. Mara Gorman on October 15, 2010 at 5:20 a.m.

        You just added another reason to my list for visiting Seattle - I've really got to get my family out there.

      5. jessiev on October 15, 2010 at 11:34 a.m.

        i want that slide! i want that view! i think we need to move to seattle...

      6. Dominique on October 15, 2010 at 1:40 p.m.

        Can't beat the view, f'sure!
        Again, Seattle is one of those places I've always wanted to visit.

      7. Debbie on October 18, 2010 at 8:30 a.m.

        Let me know when you all come to town! We'll visit that playground together ;)

      8. Nelly on October 20, 2010 at 3:53 a.m.

        That is another way to add to birthday celebration. I will be my daughter 6th birthday next week and I am actually planning to celebrate it in a simple way. Like eating out with family and some friends. Maybe we can also go some place after eating where she can play till her heart contents.