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Urban Adventures: Downtown Park

Last week we had time to spend in Bellevue, Washington while Kirk had business to do. I had seen Downtown Park signs before, but had no idea what was hidden there.

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In the center of the city, surrounded by high rises and the near constant construction (Bellevue is growing constantly), is the 21 acre park that takes up a city block or so, a vivid green belt in a city of concrete.

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The boys were lured in by an art insulation of a decorated piano (apparently they have them at many of the parks in the city this summer). Who could pass that up, no?

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We walked the trail around the park, which was very nice, a mostly circle, around a man-made canal of water, that ends at a 240 foot long waterfall and mini lake.

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Rainier was out, the sky was blue, the park was packed with people on lunch, but it didn’t feel crowded by any means. I got a walk in, the boys got to run and play – and look up at the skyline and see all the cranes, building and building.

If one has to be in a city on purpose, it wasn’t a bad way to spend a few hours!

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