Most reviewed Parks in Washington

  1. 4.5 Kerry Park (3.490 reviews)
    - No better view
    Spent < 1 hour Parks
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    Get a postcard view of downtown Seattle and Elliott Bay against the backdrop of snow-capped Mount Rainier from this beautiful terraced park. You'll also get spectacular views of the Space Needle, a 605-foot-tall observation tower. Take pictures and lounge or have a picnic on the lawn. The best time to visit is during sunrise, or at night to admire the buildings and ferries at the bay glow with lights. Though located in the quiet Queen Anne neighborhood, Kerry Park is less than a mile away from Seattle Center, where you can visit other landmarks like the Museum of Pop Culture. – Tripadvisor See more..
  2. 4.0 Seattle Great Wheel (2.919 reviews)
    - Great at night!!
    Thursday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Amusement & Theme Parks
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    We went on this at night as a family of four with a 14 year old and an 11 year old. My daughter and I are not afraid of heights and like adventure. My husband and son, not so much. We went around 4 times (I think it is usually only 3). Going at night provided awesome vibrant views of the city. The wind was whipping and you could hear it and feel it slightly. It was an exciting ride for my daughter and I. My husband and son were glad when it was over. I think it’s a great experience and would recommend. See more..
  3. 4.5 Riverfront Park (2.082 reviews)
    - Family/beautiful sites
    Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Parks
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    With one of the best urban falls in the nation, Riverfront Park's ideal downtown location that is surrounded by the Spokane River offers a variety of activities from biking the Centennial trail, walking paths, attractions such as a 1909 Looff Carrousel and Gift Shop, SkyRide Over the Falls, IMAX Theatre, Tour Train, Amusement Rides and an outdoor covered ice rink make this park a destination. The Red Wagon and Rotary Interactive Fountain provide hours of fun. With plenty of easy parking, the region's best events are also hosted on this 100 acre green space including Hoopfest (World's Largest 3 on 3 basketball tournament), Bloomsday Road Race, 4th of July Celebration, Pig Out in the Park Food and Music Festival and many more. The Spokane Convention Center, Spokane Arena, RiverPark Square, many downtown eateries and hotels border the park making this a great place to visit. The Sculpture Walk also highlights the best art in Spokane. See more..
  4. 5.0 Manito Park (1.480 reviews)
    - Fun and Free
    Parks • Gardens
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    We have been to many different botanical gardens. Manito Park is not as elaborate or impressive as some of the other places we have visited, but it is free and is a great place to relax and enjoy nature. Probably the most interesting places in the park are the conservatory, Rose Hill, and the Duncan Gardens. You may get a different experience at different times of the year. I have seen pictures of the Duncan Gardens with very vibrant colors. At the time of our visit the plants were a bit more muted, but it was still a pretty area to see. The conservatory had a decent collection of tropical and succulent plants. The park can get crowded and parking can be limited, but we were able to find a place to park without issue even in the middle of the day. On the whole, I highly recommend visiting Manito Park. Is a great place to experience the outdoors and nature with plenty of flowers to see. See more..
  5. 4.5 Deception Pass State Park (1.417 reviews)
    - Definitely check this out
    State Parks • Bodies of Water • Parks
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    Deception Pass State Park is a stunning destination that spans a strait and a few islands. Come here for incredible views of Skagit Bay and the Salish Sea from the Canoe Pass Bridge. At Rosario Head, make sure to stop by the tide pools to see colorful birds and an array of marine life. If you're looking for a place to stay, camping by Bowman Bay is an excellent option. You can even enjoy a cozy bonfire at night. In the morning, go for a hike on the park's scenic trails along deep-blue lakes and amid the lush forest. – Tripadvisor See more..
  6. 4.5 Point Defiance Park (1.254 reviews)
    - Fun time stopping at the fort
    Thursday: 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM State Parks • Zoos • Aquariums
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    Scenic park offering more than 700 acres of woodland trails, gardens and waterfront views, along with a zoo and aquarium. See more..
  7. 4.5 Green Lake Park (1.122 reviews)
    - Seattle’s favorite lake
    Spent 1-2 hours Bodies of Water • Parks
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    Swim or paddleboat in this scenic park lake. See more..
  8. 5.0 Skamania Lodge Zip Line Tour (1.106 reviews)
    - Kid Free Weekend Activity
    Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks
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    I ended up taking a solitary vacation in Stevenson, WA this past weekend & was trying to figure out what to do. Somebody brought up the Zip Line Tour at Skamania Lodge. Luckily they had a spot open the next day. The group I was with with a fun group consisting of 4 female adult friends with one of the friend's daughter, a couple and myself for a total of 8 people. I am sorry to say I forgot the name of the guides but they were very friendly and were able to clearly instruct people to be safe & have a great time. The banter in between lines was friendly and mostly humorous which helped add to the experience. My only complaint would be that it didn't last longer but I think I could zip from tree to tree all day if possibly. I highly recommend this activity to anybody who needs a bit of adventure. See more..
  9. 4.5 Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park (1.075 reviews)
    - Great rainy day activity!
    Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent < 1 hour Parks
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    This national park is really a free museum that documents Seattle history, from the fire that burned it down to the gold rush that helped build it up. See more..
  10. 4.5 Fort Worden State Park (1.055 reviews)
    - Thanksgiving family reunion.
    State Parks • Military Bases & Facilities
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    Stroll along beautiful beaches and explore rows of Victorian-style houses: this park has something for everyone. See more..
  11. 4.5 Gas Works Park (991 reviews)
    - My favorite park in the Seattle area.
    Thursday: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM Parks
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    From industrial sludge to family fun: this urban park features an industrial plant-turned kiddie play area as well as a beautiful lake and picnic area. See more..
  12. 4.5 Whatcom Falls Park (950 reviews)
    - Quiet walk in the park
    Thursday: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM Parks • Hiking Trails
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    We arrived at about 10:30 and spent almost two hours walking the trails and enjoying the falls and derby pond. Some local ducks, Canadian geese, and a rare diving bird with mate were enjoying the pond. There are well placed benches around the pond. We happened to go on a beautifully sunny day however with it was a bit chilly since most of trails are in the woods. See more..
  13. 4.5 Discovery Park (876 reviews)
    - Nice hike within the city limits
    Spent 1-2 hours Parks • Jogging Paths & Tracks
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    This 534-acre nature park boasts extensive trails and breathtaking views amid lush nature. It occupies most of the historic Fort Lawton site and features heritage buildings like a chapel, gymnasium, and horse stable. You can also hike or bike through the forest and visit the West Point Lighthouse and the beach for views of downtown Seattle and Mount Rainer from a distance. The surroundings are mostly residential, so bring some food to have a picnic. You can visit Discovery Park for free but expect to pay for parking which is quite limited and fills up quickly especially on weekends. – Tripadvisor See more..
  14. 4.5 Lime Kiln Point State Park (796 reviews)
    - Peaceful Tranquility
    State Parks • Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    This 36.32-acre park, located on the west side of San Juan Island, boasts over 2,550 feet of scenic shoreline. See more..
  15. 4.5 Washington Park Arboretum (710 reviews)
    - Tranquility
    Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Nature & Wildlife Areas • Parks • Gardens
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    Use a canoe, or your feet, to explore the 230 acres and 4,000 species of trees, vines, shrubs and plants at this arboretum. See more..
  16. 4.5 Esther Short Park (666 reviews)
    - Wonderful Uban Oasis!
    Thursday: 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Parks • Farmers Markets
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    A 5-acre park in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Esther Short is the oldest public square in the state of Washington. Today the park contains a clock tower, gazebo, large picnic shelter/stage, playground, rose garden, walking paths and seasonal water feature. You will find the Vancouver Farmer's Market here on weekends mid-March through October. See more..
  17. 5.0 Moran State Park (593 reviews)
    - Mt. Constitution drive is spectacular
    State Parks
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    I’ve hiked and driven up Mt. Constitution. There aren’t views along the hike so I’d recommend driving up at sunset, with a beverage or picnic. It’s breathtaking. Otherwise, kayak on Mountain Lake for a beautiful afternoon. See more..
  18. 5.0 Canopy Tours Northwest (583 reviews)
    - Exhilarating Zipline experience on Camano Island in Washington state
    Adrenaline & Extreme Tours • Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks
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    ! enjoyed very much the Camano Island (Canopy Tours NW) zip line today with two good friends, and it was an incredible experience! The zipline is located on an historic farm that dates from the early 1900’s with very beautiful forested land. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable, and we had a very enjoyable experience on 6 different zip lines. I recommend this tour very highly and I will definitely be returning for another exhilarating experience like I had today! See more..
  19. 4.5 Waterfront Park (581 reviews)
    - Swimming hole
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    This pretty park, full of walking paths and viewing areas, is just a short walk away from downtown Leavenworth. See more..
  20. 5.0 Mount Rainier National Park (563 reviews)
    - Just Awesome.
    Bodies of Water • Mountains • National Parks • Forests
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    Anywhere I went I was NOT disappointed here. We stopped in Paradise but drove and hiked some of the smaller trails all around. I vastly underestimated the power and impact of standing at the base of Mt. Rainier and felt the pull to explore the heights as I stood there. Am too old to engage on the more advanced hike and as this was the first time visiting, was unprepared for my comfort with some of the lesser paths on the mountain itself although we did hike other easier areas. Narada Falls is a must, well worth the trek to observation area and be prepared to get soaked from this mists. I loved it!!!!. Mt. Rainier constantly teased us with possibly seeing the top. Clouds would thin and almost clear then suddenly thicken up. This is an Elder Mountain and as such has retained all the power and majesty throughout time. See more..
  21. 4.5 Fort Casey State Park (558 reviews)
    - Little something for everyone
    State Parks
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    My son and his family go here often, so when we visited last week they wanted to show us their favorite spot. So glad they did! I love history and this was in great shape with cannons still in place. Large area to fly kites and let the kids run. There is a fee but not sure how much. Park Rangers were checking cars to make sure they paid and had receipt. Lots of trails to explore. One leads down to beach area. We saw a pod of Orca whales going by just as we got there. Well worth the drive or there is a ferry. If driving you can enjoy Depception Pass just short distance away which is a must see if in the area. See more..
  22. 4.5 Washington Park (545 reviews)
    - Don't skip this park!
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    What a treat! I had no idea how stunning this would be. My airbnb hostess just said "you have to go to Washington Park". So glad I did. Accessible for many abilities, even if by car. Stunning in ever direction. Get there. Pack a lunch. Stay. Really BE there. Luckily I had picked up some bagged popcorn before entering the park. When I saw these views, I grabbed my water and popcorn and stayed until the sun got really low in the sky. There's a great be fat bench on this grassy overlook, so set a spell. Stay awhile. Unplug. See more..
  23. 4.5 Downtown Park (515 reviews)
    - Perfect for walking laps
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    Good for walking laps and people/dog watching, the fountain is very interesting as it loops around the perimeter. Flowers are kept well including some roses. Parking can be difficult on busy days, having so many electric only and compact only spots could be a cause. See more..
  24. 4.5 Cape Disappointment State Park (510 reviews)
    - An Absolutely Lovely State Park!
    State Parks
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    A scenic state park with hiking trails and cabins for overnight visitors. See more..
  25. 4.5 Mukilteo Lighthouse Park (448 reviews)
    - Great Lighthouse Park with Excellent Information
    Thursday: 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM Parks
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    This is a park with a lighthouse and some of the buildings including the Keeper's House (Lighthouse Keeper), nice sculpture, good information including a Mukilteo Walking Tour done by an Eagle Scout. It is right by the Puget Sound and it is possible to take a ferry to Whiskey Sound, in fact we saw two ferries crossing in the midst of the sound. Getting on the ferry can be difficult in the evening or weekends so make sure that you allow yourself plenty of time. The lighthouse was not open when we visited but some have visited and been able to climb up the tower. It is a very peaceful place and there are restrooms available. See more..
  26. 3.5 Wild Waves Theme & Water Park (412 reviews)
    - We had a fun time
    Spent More than 3 hours Amusement & Theme Parks
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    Two GREAT Parks. One LOW Price! Wild Waves Theme & Water Park is Washington’s ONLY combination theme and water park. We offer classic theme park rides for the entire family, plus the region’s best outdoor water park! Home to the giant Timberhawk Ride of Prey wooden coaster, and a 500,000 gallon Wave Pool, you won’t want to miss out on a day of FUN at Wild Waves! The park is open seasonally from May to November. See more..
  27. 4.0 Great Wolf Lodge (398 reviews)
    - So much fun!!
    Water Parks
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    We just returned from a 3 night stay at the Great Wolf Lodge and had such a good time! There is so much to do ... between the water park and the Magi quest and everything else in between we were never trying to figure out what to do next. The staff were all amazing. The ladies we dealt with in the Magi store were the best and super helpful. It can definitely get expensive but I knew that coming in so I was not shocked. The food we had at the buffet restaurant was pretty good but we had the best dinners ever at the Lodge Wood Fired Grill. Great food and great service for sure! We will be back for another visit soon! See more..
  28. 4.5 Front Street Park (397 reviews)
    - Relaxing spot
    Points of Interest & Landmarks • Parks
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    This urban park hosts lots of outdoor activities year round. See more..
  29. 4.5 Marymoor Park (391 reviews)
    - Beautiful Outdoor Space
    Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Parks
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    Suburban park with more than 550 acres of land for biking, rock climbing, playing tennis and picnicking. See more..
  30. 4.5 Lime Kiln Point State Park Interpretive Center (363 reviews)
    - Scenic light house and whales...
    Spent 1-2 hours Points of Interest & Landmarks • Parks
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    Visit the Interpretive Center while you are at Lime Kiln Point State Park. Come learn about the orca whales that frequent our shores, the historic lime kilns & lighthouse that are in Lime Kiln Point State Park. The Interpretive Center staffed by Friends of Lime Kiln Society (FOLKS) volunteers and all donations support the Center and other FOLKS programs & projects in Lime Kiln Point State Park. There is also a small gift shop in the Interpretive Center. See more..
  31. 4.5 Salt Creek Recreation Area (313 reviews)
    - Gorgeous
    State Parks
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    This popular coastal area was converted from an old military fort after World War II. See more..
  32. 4.5 Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park (303 reviews)
    - Brilliant outdoor space!
    Thursday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Parks
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    Absolutely, hands down, a fantastic place to visit...walk along the water, play on the massive playscape, eat at the docks, swim, observe nature. Our one hour turned into a half a day a d repeat the next day. See more..
  33. 4.5 Palouse Falls State Park (301 reviews)
    - Water & Ice!!
    Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM State Parks
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    Palouse Falls State Park is well worth the drive from Walla Walla. It is a very unique setting and a beautiful waterfalls. This time our visit was in early January after some sub freezing temperatures in the area. The frozen ice on each side of the falls was spectacular. See more..
  34. 4.5 Boulevard Park (293 reviews)
    - Loved the bay view
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    I went to this park so I could sit by the water and see the sunset. There is a walking path and boardwalk to walk on plus a Woods Coffe place, a playground and some hammocks for enjoyment and relaxation. The walking trail actually leads to Fairhaven to the South if you are interested. Lots of other people there but I found space to enjoy the views. See more..
  35. 4.5 Lake Padden Park (286 reviews)
    - Amazing Adventure For My Dog and I!
    Thursday: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM Parks
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    This 900 acre park offers several miles of walking and biking trails. See more..
  36. 4.5 Howard Amon Park (283 reviews)
    - Absolutely delightful!
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    I can't say enough good things about this place. You can walk, run, bike, jog, play, bird watch, relax, and more! There is a great playground with LOTS of shade trees and squirrels. I will definitely go here often. See more..
  37. 4.5 Chetzemoka Park (274 reviews)
    - Great suburban park
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    This popular waterfront park was established over a century ago. See more..
  38. 4.5 Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve (264 reviews)
    - Breathtaking views!
    Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Historic Sites • National Parks
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    This was our second time doing the hike. It was fairly easy and the views were breathtaking on a beautiful Sunday morning. If you end up walking along the beach on your return, do note that there isn't an actual trial, so you are walking on the sand/rocks, which got a little tiring on my feet and knees. See more..
  39. 4.0 Larrabee State Park (253 reviews)
    - Beautiful place to visit
    State Parks
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    If you have a couple of hours this is a great place. Be sure to take your camera There is so much to see. By the water is outstanding. You could even take a picnic as there are tables through out the park I am sure that you will want to visit this place again and again See more..
  40. 4.5 Percival Landing (238 reviews)
    - Walk the best waterfront dock anywhere.
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    Start at the 4th Avenue Bridge and wind your way to the viewing tower at the Port of Olympia stopping along the way to view art and have a cool drink and food in many lovely places along the way. The best walk in town. See more..
  41. 4.5 Damon Point (232 reviews)
    - Great agate finds
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    If you dont mind the trek through the sand, you can find lots of nice agates. I went with my mom, warned her that I heard it was quite a trek to get to where I wanted to go. She said she was up for it. I did have to cut the trip shorter than planned and we did turn back a bit early, mom couldnt hang. Its not a bad walk really. But the sand can be tiring for some. There are grassy places to walk, but I was there to look for agates and other treasures that washed up. I would love to go back and spend time there with the family in the summer, or go solo and walk the area at low tide. See more..
  42. 4.5 Slidewaters (232 reviews)
    - A must do if visiting with kids!
    Water Parks
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    A waterslide park. See more..
  43. 4.5 Peace Arch State Park (221 reviews)
    - Great to get out of your car and see the gardens and the majestic arch
    Thursday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours State Parks
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    The park is open daily 8am to dusk. Visiting the park and its amenities is FREE. However there is a $10 per day parking fee to use the state park parking area. Walking tour, gardens, interpretive displays, bird watching, playground. Pets are welcome on leash. Annual sculpture exhibition May 1st, to October 1st. Annual sundae afternoon concert series in August. See more..
  44. 4.5 Cap Sante Park (221 reviews)
    - Great spot to see the Islands and the beautiful boats float by.
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    Beautiful spot to stop and watch the all of the boats cruise by. It was our first beautiful day after all of the smoke drifted away. Spent some time down by the water but watch out when the larger boats cruise by so you don't get your feet wet! LOL See more..
  45. 4.5 Riverside State Park (203 reviews)
    - Beautiful, friendly campground
    State Parks
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    Pretty park great for camping, motorcycle and ATV riding, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and horseback riding. See more..
  46. 4.5 Squaxin Park (202 reviews)
    - Outdoor Picnic? Try Priest Point Park!
    State Parks
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    This 314-acre park offers hiking and wildlife viewing opportunities only minutes from downtown Olympia. See more..
  47. 4.5 Harborside Fountain Park (196 reviews)
    Parks • Fountains
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    The Fountains at Harborside Fountain Park are down for maintenance & repair until further notice. See more..
  48. 4.5 San Juan Islands Sculpture Park (195 reviews)
    - Outdoor Art Gallery!
    Thursday: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Nature & Wildlife Areas • Parks • Art Museums
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    This park is a MUST SEE on the island! There are dozens of sculptures made from many different mediums strategically placed throughout this large, beautiful nature park. Even if you aren't an art enthusiast, just pick a trail to follow and you will find picturesque scenery everywhere. There is no entry fee, just a suggested donation of $5 per person. See more..
  49. 4.5 Riverfront Park (176 reviews)
    - Wonderful riverside walk adjacent to downtown Wenatchee
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    The Riverwalk is an easy and convenient way to spend some quality time just a few steps away from Wenatchee Ave that runs thru downtown Wenatchee. We set out to walk after diner and before sunset. The trail, even in the midst of Memorial Day weekend, was sparsely populated, and wide enough to accommodate a variety of uses and users. As we headed in one direction or the other we easily built up a mile or more without much effort and enjoyed the beautiful scenery along the way. Highly recommended for ease of access and convenience to anyone staying or visiting the downtown area. See more..
  50. 4.0 Angle Lake Park (169 reviews)
    - Gem
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    We were meeting friends staying at the airport. Angle Lake Park was the perfect spot. We grabbed fast food and went there for a picnic. It wasn't too busy when we arrived but we could have sold our parking spot upon leaving. Lovely little lake with kids swimming. There was also a kids fountain on the hill. Numerous shelters for groups or to get out of the sun. The bathrooms were a bit dirty (it was weekend). Saw very few animals/pets, so that was nice. The airplanes flying overhead were noisy at first but we got used to it. See more..

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