- Administered by King County, this park really is a merry moor of wilderness. At 640 acres, it's a huge expanse of overgrown fields, alder woods, marshes, and a bubbling river. The large dog run gets crowded on weekends. Humans head for the running trails, horse paths, tennis courts, velodrome and climbing wall. Take kids on the interpretive nature trail, or to the playgrounds, or to the community garden plots. The whole area can fill up with cars and people and still feel empty. But in the summertime, when the annual ethnic heritage festival and WOMAD come, then things get truly crowded. Bring a picnic and don't sweat it.
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