Me Kwa Mooks Park

Apologies that my reflection is in the picture but it was a sunny day and I was trying to be quick.

Here is a cool park to enjoy in West Seattle…and it’s not Alki! Let me introduce you to Me Kwa Park in the south end of West Seattle. What a fun find!

Full disclosure, this park was discovered on a quick google search after a run to the nearest Petco. I convinced my husband I would do a speedy recon of the park and grab pictures as quickly as possible but I “just had to check it out!”

The drive to this park is great. Cute houses of all ages and sizes. Amazing views of the sound. Interesting shops. Parking is abundant and this being said on a Saturday at 2 pm.

This guy caught my eye because it’s a little of everything. Trails through forest, grass lawns with BBQ pits and picnic tables and across the street…beach access!! Dogs must be leashed and no smoking permitted, just an FYI. Also saw a port a potty  right off the street for those who need to spot to go nearby.

park side                                                      beach accessbeach combing

As summer is winding down, why not take advantage of the tides and this gem for some beach combing. Grab a marine life guide or smart phone and see what creatures share the same city as us! Or enjoy the shade and learn about some local plant life. Or best yet, let the learning happen naturally and as I always suggest, pack a picnic and just enjoy time with your family and friends while taking in some awesome views.

beach view

Seriously?!?! This is where I live??

Oxbow Park…one of many “out of the way” parks around Seattle

It’s that time of the summer where you might feel like  you’ve been to the same 4 parks 100 times and they are starting to lose their appeal to all…here is a fun little spot right off of I-5 in south Seattle (near Boeing). It’s generally pretty quite at all hours and well maintained. I’ve seen photo shoots under the sculptures, kids on the playground, couples enjoying a grasses picnic spot, and even two of Seattle’s new Limebikes (bicycle share for iOs and Andriod users and can be seen in photo below)!

I’d love to say I visit this park often but most my enjoyment is on my commute to and from work as i zip past and am shocked by how few folks really utilize this park. Sure it isn’t huge but it’s so interesting. Where else in Seattle do you get to rest in the shade of a giant cowboy hat?!? This place is a must see, at least once in your life!

The weather is just perfect for grabbing a little lunch or dinner to go at one in Georgetown and heading over to the park to enjoy! Need any suggestions on where to go? I’d be happy to share a couple of our favorites with you, just ask!

I dare you to check out this park and tell me what you think!

oxbow*This is the park around 7 am this morning…please excuse the super dirty window lens you are seeing this through 😉