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Four Awesome Parks You Need To Visit In Mill Creek

If you are thinking about moving to Mill Creek or you already live in the area but haven’t had a chance to explore, there are parks and trails you will want to visit – hidden treasures, if you will, that may not be so well known.  We want to share a few of our favorites with you and hope you will get an opportunity to visit one or all of these places in your own backyard!

Pine Meadows Park – 15803 32nd Ave SE (The Parks)
Pine Meadows Park

In the Parks development off Seattle Hill Road and 35th Avenue NE, you will find Pine Meadows Park.  We visit here often on our evening walks with the dogs!  Pine Meadows Park sits in the middle of this beautiful neighborhood of homes and contains a wide open grassy area, large covered picnic area, basketball court and play equipment for the kids.  The play equipment is right next to the picnic area which makes it easy to keep an eye on the little ones.  On one side of the park there are lots of trees for shade.  There are also benches available throughout the park to just sit and relax. Pine Meadows Park is an easy walk from adjacent communities like The Highlands, Seasons, Sunrise and Parkside.  It’s a great place to bring your dinner on a summer evening or host a family picnic or birthday party.  The picnic area is first come first served.  The park also has restrooms available and everything is nicely kept by the city on a consistent basis.

Heron Park – 2701 155th St SE (Parkside)
heron park

In the community of Parkside you will find Heron Park.  This is a great little park with an abundance of shade, picnic tables, tennis courts and play equipment for the kids.  You’ll also find an open grassy area to play or relax, and trails available to explore the neighborhood.  Restrooms are conveniently located near the picnic area.  The community of Parkside is open, welcoming and beautifully maintained.  You will love it when you visit!

Tambark Creek Park – 17217 35th  Ave NE  (Dog friendly off-leash area!)
Tambark creek TambarkAerial2013 Tambark creek dog park

We were all excited when Tambark Creek Park opened in late 2013.  Not only does this park have awesome trails to explore, but also has state-of-the art play equipment, picnic areas, a baseball field and a fantastic off-leash dog park!  We visited the dog park on a Saturday morning in February and before long there were several canine friends playing together, chasing balls and burning off their energy!  My two little dogs tried to keep up but I kept them close in case a hawk was eyeballing them for breakfast!

A lot of TLC has gone into this neighborhood park and the folks in Mill Creek and North Bothell started enjoying it the day it opened.  This is a terrific location to hang out, or even catch a little league baseball game in the spring and summer.

North Creek Trail – 600 128th Street SE Everett, WA 98208
North Creek Park boardwalk

This trail starts at McClollum Park and goes about 3 miles down to North Creek Park (1001 183rd Street Bothell, WA 98012).  The path is a well maintained asphalt surface that is next to a green belt where you can see nature, animals and ponds as you walk. There are benches to rest on, garbage cans and several spots to picnic along the trail. On the south end of the trail there is a very cool floating boardwalk that goes through the North Creek Nature Preserve. (As of this blog post, the Boardwalk is closed for maintenance until further notice). Take your bike, skates or walking shoes along on this adventure!

There is so much to see and enjoy in the great Pacific Northwest.  The community of Mill Creek with the many parks is no exception!  We hope to see you out and about!

Julee Kraus and Mary Thomas are Mill Creek real estate experts who can help you sell your home or find your new dream home –  in Mill Creek or anywhere in Seattle or on the east side.  Contact them at 425-750-3004 or 206-356-8402 to get started today. 

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About Thomas and Kraus Real Estate

We are long time friends who have made the transition as a team, to the real estate world! We have experience with both commercial and residential real estate and wish to apply our knowledge of service and client needs to our business. We are excited to share, through our blog for starters, what we know about the greater Puget sound area and what makes it special. We hope you enjoy!

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