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When we left Syrah Park a couple of weeks ago, we drove by this park “The Purple Park!” but both kids were too tired to play. So we went to the Tim Horton’s drive thru, where the 7-year olds’ wiggly tooth bent horizontally in his mouth and he proceeded to FREAK OUT while we were blocked in, then he pulled it out (Phew!) and we got free Timbits, because apparently my kids are “cute”.
I got nothing. 
So we came back this past weekend.  We even brought along StrollerDad, who showed off his extreme “walking on TOP of the monkey bar” skills. 

How’s that for a segue? Ha!

On to the park review. We liked it! All of us! And there was a bunny!

It’s accessible from three different streets and though it’s surrounded by houses, there are trees and bushes so it feels nicely private. We got out of the car and the kids ran like lunatics up the path, stripped off their shoes and socks and  tested out everything. 
All the equipment is on sand and perfectly spaced out so that I was able to watch the little one toddling around, while keeping an eagle-eye on the older one on the big climber. 

The toddler climber from Miracle Recreation has stairs, the Tot Rock Climber/bumpy slide, 3 different kinds of slides, and a “police” steering wheel at ground level. 
Then we ran over to the very tall big-kid climber. There’s a “terrifying for moms to watch” Scale-n-Slide to climb up to the super high slide. Yes, I did it. And squealed like a baby coming down. 
Lots of monkey bar rings, a climbing wall, and Hula metal rungs to crawl through. 
There are a few metal spring riders, big and baby swings. 
We stayed quite a while as there was some good shade at 9:30am and the boys were having fun running in the soft sand and going from one thing to another. 
I don’t usually love Kirkland parks, but was happy with the shade, the equipment and the “feel” of this one. 

Feature
Toddler park (2-5)
Fenced toddler park
Baby swings
Big kid park (5-12)
Big kid swings
Parking lot
Street parking
Shade
Water fountain
Picnic tables
Benches
Seasonal Bathrooms
Green space
Soccer fields
Baseball field
Tennis courts
Basketball
Splash pad
Pool
Reduced mobility swings
Dep nearby

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