If you’re looking for things to do with the kids near University Place or Lakewood, head on over to Sunnyside Beach Park, a terrific park that offers beach play, a playground, and even some train spotting, all in the charming little town of Steilacoom. Read on for all the scoop from new contributing writer, Tabitha!
Sunnyside Park truly is perfect for all ages. Kids 2-8 will love the playground. Do keep in mind it is not fenced in, so you’ll want to watch your little ones to make sure they don’t wander to the beach without you. There is a fence between the playground and train tracks. The playground has a colorful climber and swings for babies and big kids.
The park also features a beach with sand in spots for sand castle making! A train track nearby means you’re sure to see a train or two while playing, and it is fenced in except for the entrance, which isn’t very close to the playground. It’s definitely a great outing for the little train lover. There are also plenty of picnic tables and bbq pits throughout the park, one picnic shelter, bathrooms with showers, and two volleyball courts great for teenagers or game loving families (bring your own ball).
The Sugar Shack sells cold treats, drinks and snacks during the weekends Friday-Sundays 1-7PM.
The park is at 2509 Chambers Creek Rd, Steilacoom WA There is ample parking available, though you do need to bring some cash as it is fee based. 5.00 will cover non residents for the day. If you don’t want to pay, you can typically find free parking a short walk away.
Tabitha Black- local mom, lifestyle, travel and family blogger. Check her out at her blog, Love, Tabitha.
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