What’s wrong with the “new” playground at Ross Park?

March 6th, 2012 by Tommy Unger 2 comments »

Like most people, I was pretty excited to have a new playground installed at Ross Park. After completion I was impressed by the new layout, drainage, and use of space. However, after I was left unimpressed by a few things:
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Running around the mosaic at Wallingford Steps

February 7th, 2012 by Tommy Unger No comments »

We did a small tour of Fremont and Wallingford’s smaller parks. With stops at A B Ernst, The Fremont Troll, Fremont P-Patch, and the Wallingford Playground, it was a pretty busy day.

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Ross Park/Playground is now open!

September 1st, 2011 by Tommy Unger No comments »

As of September 1st, 2011, the Ross Park/Playground has re-opened. I don’t know when the official “open house” will be, but everything is open and ready for playing. And tonight there were at least 20 people enjoying the park late into the evening.

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Magnolia Park Boulevard Sunset

August 27th, 2011 by Tommy Unger No comments »

We joined Dave yesterday for a quiet sunset over at Magnolia Park. He showed us a secret spot hidden away behind some blackberry bushes where we had a view to Puget Sound and Elliott Bay all to ourselves.

Sunset on Puget Sound from Magnolia Park

Sunset on Puget Sound from Magnolia Park

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Fremont Peak Park Sunset

August 24th, 2011 by Tommy Unger No comments »

It was a stunning sunset over the Olympic Mountains this evening. We headed home after a soccer game over at Magnuson Park, and stopped at the best taco truck in Seattle next to the old Winchell’s Doughnuts on 45th. As we got closer to the top of the hill in Fremont, it was apparent that this sunset was going to be a special one. I dropped mommy and the kids off and raced to gather the tripod and camera and get up to Fremont Peak Park. Continue reading Fremont Peak Park Sunset

Wrap around: Bitter Lake Reservior Open Space

March 21st, 2011 by Tommy Unger No comments »

North of Bitter Lake, you can find the Bitter Lake Reservoir and the Bitter Lake Reservoir Open Space. I don’t really know the purpose of the Bitter Lake Reservoir is, but it must be important because it has a big, black chain link fence all the way around it. So, as far as the park goes, I’d say it’s best used part of a jog in the Bitter Lake area. It also has a decent area to hang out around the green/blue sculpture thing. Continue reading Wrap around: Bitter Lake Reservior Open Space