Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Marine Park Playground

The playground structure in background is built to look similar lighthouse that was here originally
It has been forever since I have had a playground review.  My kids are teenagers but we had a chance to visit Blaine, Washington's newest playground - Marine Park Playground.  I thought it deserved a review.  This park is right along the waterfront with views of Vancouver and the Peace Arch Border Crossing.
Nice Size Climbing Rock
Ship complete with sails
This park contains two great play structures. One is a light house and the other is a giant sailing ship. There are lots of things to explore besides the slides and such - bells to ring, drums to play, rain sounds to make, optical illusions to see. This is a thoughtfully designed playground. There is a gang plank to the ship that is accessible to strollers and wheelchairs. There are rest rooms nearby in the adjacent building and across the street at the marina.

Along with all the great hands on things for kids are picture panels of the waterfront with snippets of the history of Blaine's water front.

This is a great place to visit if

If you sat in the long wait at Peace Arch border crossing, this is a great place to get the wiggles out.

In the summer if you just took the Plover Ferry from Semiamhoo, this is a great place to bring your lunch and catch a later ferry back

You brought out of town guests to visit Peace Arch State Park.  There are only swings at the Peace Arch so after look at the arch venture over to this great kids park. Adults get their history and garden fun at Peace Arch and kids get their fun at Marine Park Playground. 

The Lighthouse Play Structure would be awesome to watch the sunset from.

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