Allan Yorke park is a huge park in Bonney Lake with lots to offer. Baseball fields, basketball courts, skate park, play structure, lake swimming, swings and you might even find one of the Bonney Lake Gnome Homes! The park encompasses two sides of the street with a crosswalk for safe crossing. On the Lake Tapps side there is a roped-off swimming area (with signs warning of hypothermia due to glacier water—Brrr!) a small volleyball court and lots of picnic tables. No real beach and no lifeguard, but there is a really cool stand from which you can borrow a life jacket!
On the other side of the street, the park offers a variety of sports. Next to the baseball fields there is a play area for younger kiddos, with a small play structure, swings and a teeter-totter. A digger toy that you can sit on and use gears to operate was very popular for digging in the mulch. All of the trash cans are painted in fun ways, I saw a Space Needle, Cookie Monster and several others.
At the rear of the main parking lot there is a “Snack Shack” (not open when we were there, but I assume it’s open in the summer). The other side of the park has several basketball hoops and a HUGE skate park.
In between the baseball fields and skate park there is a big, grassy meadow for playing Frisbee or running around.
If you walk down a trail in front of the basketball area, you’ll come to a picnic pavilion with a charcoal BBQ and covered table. A swing set with two swings can keep kids busy while you fire up the grill. If you send the kids to look around the grassy area between the picnic table and swing set, they might find a Gnome Home door in a tree.
Allan Yorke Park is definitely worth the trip, especially if you have older kids. You can even bring your dog, just keep the leash on. Reviews say it gets crowded in the summer so go early!