Splish Splash

Summer is finally here but the thought of scrubbing out your wading pool isn't really floating your boat. Pack a picnic, grab the sunscreen, and check out Bellevue's brand-new Water Spray Playground. Located within (the already fabulous) Crossroads Community Park in Bellevue, the water playground is the newest place to cool your heels on a hot day while Little One gets gleefully soaked.

Squealing kiddos have fun exploring the many items that may squirt them at any moment. There's a giant Orca whale (big kids like to climb this one) and two babies with spouting blowholes, a sunken boat, floating granite world, spitting frog, and more (with further additions coming this fall). Kids seem especially drawn to the rock with the flirty-squirty sea anemones. The non-slippery ground material is cushy, ensuring a soft landing if Junior topples over a baby whale. It's also great for crawlers as there is no standing water.

Ready to dry off? The park has an adjacent playground, huge open grassy spaces, restrooms, and a covered picnic area. All you need now is a cabana boy taking orders for juice and goldfish crackers!

Crossroads Park - New Water Spray Playground
NE 8th and 164th Ave NE - Bellevue
(a few blocks East of Crossroads Mall)


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Unique Early Childhood Education
at the UCDS Studio
Infant Toddler Program

Fall space available for the innovative UCDS Studio Infant Toddler Program. Drawing from the most current scientific research on early learning and brain development and inspired by Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education, the UCDS Studio program celebrates each child as unique, competent, and ready to learn. The Studio provides a stimulating, secure environment for children to explore, question, discover and create.

Contact Joelle at [email protected] for more information.

UCDS Studio
Infant Toddler Program

(in the University District)
5301 8th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98105
206.547.UCDS (8237)


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