Thursday, August 18, 2016

Aparkolypse: Brier Patch Park

If you happen to be between Mountlake Terrace High School and the Brier Fire Station, maybe you should stop by Brier Patch Park (regular readers will note the lack of hyperlink on the park name - there is no official website.) We did, and we were met with thousands of spiders.


There is a little bit of street parking in this very suburban neighborhood setting. Brier Patch has a couple of picnic tables and a surprisingly nice basketball key, and that's it. It's a small park on a corner lot...

...WITH THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF SPIDERS (at least when we were there in the fall).

The spiders clearly did not heed this sign:

 Yet another area park squelching our Air Bud re-creation plans.


Our kids didn't touch the pretty cool playground - probably because of the THOUSANDS OF SPIDERS. We liked the interesting slide, the spinning/hanging toy, the chin-up bar (?), and the standing see-saw. We cleared several spider webs in order for our kids to agree to appear in some of these pictures.

Jason's jacket is unfortunately appropriate

It's hard for us to separate the experience at Brier Patch from the vast proliferation of spiders at our visit. The park looked like a cool little tucked away spot with a nice hoop, but we had to get out of there.

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