Monday, September 5, 2016

Aparkolypse: Sierra Park

Tucked away in the Seaview neighborhood of Edmonds, Sierra Park is a bit of a mixed bag. The Edmonds Lions Club funded and built the park designed by Jim Brown, a blind landscape architect. It has a nice ball field, a lovely pathway for the blind (a cause frequently championed by the charitable organization, who built similar features at the awesome Lions Club Park in Everett), and the worst playground we've ever seen a municipality bother to erect.


Right as you pull into the parking lot (this isn't a place you'll find on accident), you can park right next to the park's port-a-potty, which is near one of the entrances to the baseball/softball field. The field is in great condition.

We weren't as impressed with the basketball facilities at the end of the parking lot.

You'll find a short loop walkway with informative nature signs with Braille for blind visitors. A few benches and picnic tables are scattered throughout the park.


Yeah, this is the whole playground. It looks like it's in a litter box, but with a tackier color scheme.


The kids had a good time on the ball field (we neglected to take pictures of the bleachers) and the loop trail wasn't of much interest to our group. The playground made us wish we were a five minute walk down the road - it's less than a minute's drive - at Seaview Park. Take your kids there instead.

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