Carillon Woods Park Kirkland Washington

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Carillon Woods Park Kirkland Washington

Carillon Woods Park Kirkland WashingtonRight in the heart of Houghton is an 8.7 acre park. It is hidden inside the Houghton neighborhood west of 106th Avenue, so you would never know it was there unless you were looking for it or live in the neighborhood.

The park is mostly undeveloped. it is more a nature conservancy than a park in the traditional sense.

However, on the northeast corner of the park are some particularly beautiful play areas.

The play structure is very attractive, with two slides, a climbing wall a bridge and two roofed Play structure, Carillon Woods Parkpagodas. Perfect for children over 6 or so.

If you venture into the Carillon Woods Park, you will find a nicely presented area with a small climbing rock for children. It has cement curb around it, gravel in the middle, and a real rock in the center. Was is discovered there, or was it brought in? It would be fun to find out. Next to the rock, just outside the curb, is a beautiful park bench for mom and dad, or grandma and grandpa. There are also several large rocks suitable for sitting.

Continue into the park further and another surprise awaits you. Another cement curb. Two Climbing rockswings inside the curb. Another beautiful park bench just outside the curb.

The path is still paved for a short while. A granite sculpture awaits, just to the side of the trail. Was this an endowment, did someone make a large gift, or was the parks department feeling flush when this park was developed? I do not know the answers, but the treatment of the play structures is of extremely high quality.

Not too far into the Carillon Woods Park is a plaque and the end of the paved trail. “Salt and Silt: Nature’s Water Purification System” it reads. The park is primarily set aside to protect the area.
Sand and silt
We walked the rest of the trails. You can see it in the video. A pleasant walk in the woods to be sure.

Carillon Woods Park is another jewel in the Kirkland Parks and Recreation basket of treasures.





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