If you’re one of my Sumner area readers, you’re probably already a regular at Loyalty Park.
If you haven’t been, it’s worth the drive for friends near Puyallup and Auburn, especially on a hot day when you can enjoy the shade from one of many lovely, old trees.
The play area features three nice structures, swings, a ride-on toy, and some sand diggers. Henry Loved these (an old favorite from his preschool years), and I can’t think of another park in the area with them.
For grown-ups, the highlights include lovely lawns, ample picnic space, and cool places to sit under those trees I mentioned. It would be a great place for a picnic meetup on a hot day when you can’t make it to any water. If you’ve got a, “Runner,” you should know that it’s open on all sides, but the visibility is excellent, and you’re in a quiet, residential neighborhood.
Downsides? It’s a fairly popular spot, so you will have company. I also don’t think there is much here to interest kids over 8, although all that grassy space invites a game of tag or frisbee. If you have big kids coming along, just bring some gear or a couple of pals and let them race around while the little ones enjoy the playground.
The park is on the corner of Park St. and Sumner and it’s easy to find. Here’s the listing from the city’s website. You’ll need to park on street and do be mindful of signage. Not near your ‘hood? I have several posts planned for today, including the scoop on a hidden beach and trail in Tacoma, and previews of weekend activities for readers all over! Have you got a park or playground you’d like to see on Sounds Fun Mom? Want to submit your own review, or tip me off to your favorite spots? I’d love to read them! Oh, and it is Wednesday-the most jam packed of all the summer weekdays. Check the calendar for a complete guide to your options today.