Madison Park Seattle With Kids, Seattle, Washington

One of the things that makes Seattle feel special, both to residents and visitors, is it's neighborhoods, each with their own character. Madison Park is an upscale, kid friendly neighborhood that's not far from downtown and has a more "beachy" feel because of its location on Lake Washington. Here are my favorite things to do in Madison Park with Kids.

Madison Park Playground

Address 4200 Madison Ave (42nd Ave E), Seattle, WA Map,

Madison Park is among my favorite playgrounds in Seattle, and it's the only one of my favorites with a variety of good restaurants in walking distance. The playground has three play areas - one for younger kids, a more challenging area for older kids, and a third are with a zipline. Pathways around the play area make a nice place for young kids to practice riding bikes, and the beach is just a short walk away. more

Madison Park Beach

Address E Madison St. and E Howe St, Seattle Map, Website

A pleasant beach with both grassy and sandy areas as well as limited shade. There's a swimming raft for good swimmers. A lifeguard is on duty during summer months. more


Address 4220 East Madison, Seattle, Wa 98112 Map, Tel 206.324.4140 Call, Website

This upscale Mexican restaurant has a casual feel that works well for families, and large booths accommodate kids well. Don't expect the typical refried beans and rice slopped on a platter here - in addition to typical dishes (like tortilla soup) you'll also find regional specialties and creative items like Camarones El Diablo (Crispy white Mexican prawns, spicy Diablo sauce, coriander–pasilla verduras escabeche, mango–pineapple mojo) more

Original Children's Shop

Address 4216 E. Madison St. Seattle, WA 98112 Map, Website

This upscale children's shop carries traditionally styled premier children's brands for everyone from infants to pre-teens. Expect to find brands like Petit Bateau, Lilly Pulitzer and Catimini. Kids can also have their hair cut at a small salon in the back of the store (call in advance for an appointment). more

Park Place Deli

Address 4122 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112 Map, Tel (206) 328-2492 Call,

This small neighborhood deli is a good place to pick up sandwiches for a picnic at Madison Park Playground or Madison Park Beach. more