Things to do with Mom in Kirkland

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Real Estate Agent with Windermere Real Estate N.E.

Things to do with mom in Kirkland
By Brian Perry, Eatside Realtor

 There are many reasons Kirkland is one of the very best places to live, not only on the Eastside, but in the country!  My wife stumbled across this fantastic information at The Red Tricycle blog about things to do for mom's with their kids in the city of Kirkland.

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Parkplace Cinema: Baby's Day At The Movies

404 Park Place - 425.827.9000
http://www.kirklandparkplace.com/cinema.html
The Parkplace cinema opens its doors to parents with babies every other Friday. Unlike other "child-geared" cinema programs, all screens are open, not just one, so there's a lot of choice for parents and kids alike. Doors open at 9:15 am; shows start at 9:45am.

Peter Kirk Open Air Pool (and Wading Pool)

202 Third Street - Pool Hotline: 425.587.3335
www.ci.kirkland.wa.us/
Great for those hot summer days and right next to Peter Kirk Park for post-swim picnics! Also next to Kirkland Parkplace if you prefer to dine in a restaurant. Pool offers open swim, wading pool, swim lessons, party packages, swim under the stars and more. Check schedule for open swim times.

Pump It Up: Drop-In Playtime
11605 NE 116th St - 425.820.2297
http://www.pumpitupparty.com/kirklandpricing.html
Jump, Jump, Jump Around at this inflatable play world! Drop-In Play on Tuesday & Wednesday mornings and Family Jump Night on Fridays in July & August. Birthday parties and playgroup packages available too.

Summer Concerts for Kids at Marina Park/Downtown Kirkland
Every Wednesday at 10:00 am from July 10-August 22, 2007. Bring a beach blanket (and some sand toys) and prepare for Little One to get wet as the beach and a fountain are right there! Bring the stroller and hit the farmers market on Park Lane before you head home for a nap. Full Schedule here

Kirkland Libraries & Story times (Check here for story times & special events)
Downtown Kirkland Library (Walking distance to Parkplace, Peter Kirk Park, and the Pool) http://www.kcls.org/kirk/kirkhomecfm
-Kingsgate Library www.kcls.org/kings/home.cfm
-Parkplace Books-425.828.6546 - Hatch a Reader Program, Every other Friday at 10am-call for schedule.

North Kirkland Community Center
12421 103rd Avenue NE - 425.587.3350
Drop in play �indoor playground� Mid September-Early June (call for schedule) is perfect on a rainy day! Picture an entire gym filled with plastic cars & toys! $2. -Classes for all age ranges including art, music, and dance.
Facility rental available for birthday parties
Outdoor playground
More info on all their programs: www.ci.kirkland.wa.us/depart/parks/Community_Centers.htm

Northwest Aerials: Drop In Programs
12440 128th Lane NE - 425.823.2665
Drop-in structured classes M-TH for Wiggle Worms (15-35mos) at varying t(check current schedule). Open Gym (for 2.5 & up) drop-in times Mon & Weds 12:15 - 1:30pm. Use the foam pit, trampolines, balance beams and more! Open gym is suimes pervised but not a structured class. Parents to remain with kids. Also, check this place out for birthday parties, swim lessons, gymnastics, & dance!

Artsy Fartsy
Kirkland Performing Arts Center
350 Kirkland Ave - Box Office: 425.893.9900
http://www.kpcenter.org/cgi-bin/by_genre.cgi?id=3
Music, dance, comedy, theater, and Children�s performances too! Check the schedule for upcoming performances.

Art Walk

On the second Thursday of each month, Downtown Kirkland's art galleries are open from 6pm-8pm.
More info at: www.explorekirkland.com/kirkland_arts.cfm?content=69

Evening Summer Concerts
Every Tuesday and Thursday night from July 10-August 23 (2007), you'll find live music in Marina Park. Bring a picnic! (Also check out the Wednesday Kid's Concerts at 10am). Full Schedule here.

Parks We Love

Tot Lot Park - Often referred to as "Turtle Park" 111 9th Ave (East of Market St) Fully fenced & gated! A perfect park for toddlers-especially if you are chasing more than one!
Amenities include: Sandbox (bring your own toys), small climbing structures and slides, one bigger slide, swings, a "truck" to pretend-drive, 2 springy/ride-on turtles, and the main turtle (bring chalk to decorate him).
Phyllis A. Needy Houghton Neighborhood Park 10811 NE 47th St Another one perfect for Toddlers! Also fully fenced and gated.
Amenities include: Sandbox, smaller climbing structures with slides, swings, a springy/ride-on vehicles & dog, a maze, picnic tables, and a bathroom. There's also a paved path circling the interior of the park and a paved basketball court-great for bringing your tricycle!
Houghton Beach Park 5811 Lake WA Blvd While this one can get packed with teens in the afternoon, they are usually over on the grassy area or the dock. It's definitely quieter in the mornings and Little One will love digging in the sand & playing on the playground toys! Bonus: Kidd Valley is across the street-pick up lunch on your way home or have a picnic!

For addresses and directions, plus a list of all parks in Kirkland: www.ci.kirkland.wa.us/depart/parks/Online_Parks_Guide.htm

For more to do in Kirkland and the Seattle area visit the Red Tricycle blog

www.425realty.com

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