Free Seattle: Northacres Splash Park

Northachres Spray Park SeattleWho doesn’t love a spray park on a hot, summer day? Seattle has several options, but Northacres is one of our favorites.

It’s new, big, varied, and outside the city enough to make the crowds manageable.

Free Seattle: Northacres Splash Park


  • Free
  • Lots of options (wet and dry) for babies through tweens
  • Two clearly separated toddler and “big kid” playgrounds
  • The bowl shape of the water playground makes it easy to keep an eye on kids
  • Plenty of nearby free parking

What to Do:

  • Stay cool
  • Picnic
  • Get the wiggles out on the playground

Know Before You Go:

  • Bathrooms are scarce , and this is a popular place for summer kid camps, so it’s not ideal for potty-training youngsters.
  • The spray park section is operational every day during June through August, from 11:00am to 8:00pm.
  • The busiest times are around lunch (noon to 2:00pm) and right before dinner time (4:00 to 6:00pm).
  • Good times to go are right when it opens at 11:00 or around 2:00pm, when many families head home for nap time.
  • There weren’t any snack vendors when we were there, so be sure to bring your own busy-body provisions.

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Have your own tips for free things to do in and around Seattle … or your city? Please share!

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