Wooton Park at Redondo and its accompanying amenities are open to the general public daily from 8:00am-dusk. Park amenities include half basketball court, a playground located near the north end of the park, lighted walkways, a large open grassy area for play, five uncovered picnic tables, a beautiful rose garden, and a large parking lot across Redondo Way. Public restrooms are located across Redondo Beach Drive, adjacent to the pier.
There's plenty of room for exercising or taking in a morning walk while enjoying a peaceful Seattle Southside visit. The Des Moines Creek Trail offers a nice connection between the south side of Seattle and the waterfront community of Des Moines. The paved trail begins just south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on 188th Street and winds through a paved and wooded path of Des Moines Creek Park. The urban topography of blackberry vines and ivy-strangled trees brightens with sword ferns, bright green moss and lichen-daubed alder trees. As the path curves between forested hillsides, you can hear a cheerful, watery babble. The Des Moines Creek is a refreshing surprise, as each step bring you closer to what can only be described as akin to any lowland forest on this side of the Cascades. Here you will forget you are close to a major airport. Beautiful leaves in the fall and colorful flowers in the spring and summer combined with a lively creek with miniature waterfalls make this a peaceful nature escape. The park offers basic amenities, such as benches, picnic tables, and drinking fountains, as well as a network of mountain biking trails to explore. On the trail's southern end, enjoy a stroll over the water on the long pier. You can also continue your journey south on a shared-road bike route on Marine View Drive about 2 miles to Saltwater State Park, where you'll find sandy beaches, tide pools, and a scuba diving reef. Parking is available on the north end of the trail in Des Moines Creek Park (2151 S. 200th Street) and, on the south end of the trail, in Des Moines Beach Park (22030 Cliff Avenue South).
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Pick your pleasure at the Des Moines Beach Park. Whether it's walking the trail, splashing in the water, or a picnic with a view, there's an outdoor experience for the old and young alike. Find a play area, natural area with trails, a walking path, creek, picnic area, a beach with scenic views and much more.
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The Des Moines Field House and Park, the only full-log cabin in Washington State, was built in 1939 as part of a Depression-era recovery program. The House was designated as a King County Historic Landmark in 1984 and features the following park amenities:
Take picturesque photos and experience a scenic view at the quaint Overlook II Park in Des Moines. The park overlooks the marina and south sound.
Activities are endless at Redondo Beach, Pier, Boat Launch, and Boardwalk! Explore the MaST Center, enjoy a gourmet lunch at Salty’s Redondo Beach Seafood Grill, walk the boardwalk, and stroll along the beach. The MaST Center is Highline College’s marine biology and aquarium facility, showcasing a hands-on aquarium and a 38-foot Gray Whale skeleton! Salty’s Seafood Grill is a hidden gem on Puget Sound, with spectacular views of the Olympic Mountains & Maury Island. Its award-winning cuisine is made with the freshest ingredients available, and everything is prepared with style. It is well-known for its fabulous Sunday Brunch and was voted the best in the Nation by MSN-Citysearch.com. Adventure type? In the summer, rent a kayak or paddleboard from Olympic Outdoor Adventure Center right on the beach and cruise the waters. The small neighborhood of Redondo showcases tranquil waterfront homes designed to please the eye.
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