Outdoor Seattle

A three foot spitting frog and Orca whales

I was surprised to discover a full-sized basketball court, tennis courts, skate bowl, horse shoe pit, Par 3 9-hole chip/putt golf course,  a grassy clearing suitable for soccer or Frisbee, and a P-Patch (those interested in the P-Patch should contact Laura Hughes at 425-452-7225 or lhughes@bellevuewa.gov).  This is your basic, full featured city playground that caters to everyone in the family.  Still, the draw for me is the water spray playground that boasts a spitting frog, orcas, squirting clams, and a dragon among its features.  The water sprays from Memorial Day through Labor Day, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day.  There is no standing water; the water is potable and low volume.  The playground is designed to work well for all levels of physical abilities.  You can easily reach the park if you take the NE 8th Street exit from 405 going east. When you reach 164th Avenue NE turn left and continue driving for half a block.  The parking lot entrance is on the left side of the street.  You can also click Cross Roads Spray Park and Bellevue area for a map.   This park is just east of Crossroads Mall so it can easily be reached by buss and bicycle. You can review the complete list of options at Bellevue Parks.  If you require more proof you can find a full throated testimonial on YouTube by clicking Crossroads Spray Park.

If you go to a Google Earth and download the application for free you can then load in the address (16000 NE 10th St. Bellevue, WA) and see the park.

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