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Best Gig Harbor Playgrounds, by Type

There more than three great playgrounds locally, but today I’m taking a look at the three best ones for …. big kids, kids who like extras, and kids who like to be at the most popular spot! Read on to see which parks made the cut.

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Before The Blog

This blog began in the lovely San Luis Obispo County, California where we lived for a long time before moving to Washington in 2020. 

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Puyallup Farmers’ Market

A joyful playground just 10 steps from the merchant tents, soft chewy cookies the size of your face, and a snazzy indoor market component are just some of the things that make the popular Puyallup Farmers’ Market extra family-friendly every Saturday from April to October at Pioneer Park.

And this is coming from someone who isn’t even a farmers’ market person!!

I know! I’m terrible! But, hear me out. Because this particular farmers market, with its chatty/helpful community vibe, is conjuring up a major change of heart for this Washington newbie.

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Point Defiance Park, Tacoma

Our trip to the newly reopened Owen Beach this summer got me majorly hooked on the history of Point Defiance, Tacoma’s massive urban park where the beach resides.

So here are some details that help shape the backstory of Point Defiance Park for my own sense of place. You’ll learn why Point Defiance Park is the way it is, what attractions came and went there, and what remains even still.