As we wave goodbye to summer and welcome fall, now is a good time to squeeze in a few more playground outings before the weather turns cold and wet. And what better way to slide into autumn, than by actually sliding. We’ve rounded up a handful of playgrounds with kid-approved, fun-filled slides. Just remember… when you take the tykes to these playgrounds, it’s more up and down and up and down (and well, you know the drill).

First Hill Park

If you’re looking for a super-cool slide outside the city, head to First Hill Park on Mercer Island. This slick slide will give your kiddos a hair-raising good time. Why, you ask? The slide is built into the side of a hill and it’s a speedy one so it’s likely best suited for slide veterans and thrill seekers.

S.E. 32nd St. & 72nd Ave. S.E.
Mercer Island, Wa 98040
Online: mercergov.org/Page.asp?NavID=2689

photo: Kendall Watson

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— Natalia Dotto