A playground designed by kids? It’s gotta be awesome, right? When the Snoqualmie Parks Board asked local Girl Scouts to choose the park’s new amenities, the Girl Scouts provided their input and the newly designed Fisher Creek Park was built. With a ginormous play structure, dueling zip lines, rock climbing wall and mountain bike park, this just-opened park is already a big hit with locals and is well worth the trip for visitors, too.


 photo: Helen Walker Green

Build It and They Will Come
With 37 parks already in Snoqualmie, the City of Snoqualmie Parks and Public Works Director, Daniel J. Marcinko wanted to make Fisher Creek Park (park number 38) a place where families could gather and spend time together and where kids of all ages could be entertained and challenged. By designing an awesome playground with eight slides, a rock climbing wall, merry-go-round, spider ball and dueling 100-foot long zip lines, plus a mountain bike park, a full-size basketball court and a .75 mile trail that’s connected to the Snoqualmie Ridge Trail system, Fisher Creek Park certainly checks both of those boxes!


photo: Helen Walker Green

Slip Sliding Away!
There are many adventures to be had at Fisher Creek Park, especially for slide crazy kiddos. The gigantic play structure boasts six curvy slides to hurtle down, plus monkey bars, bridges, climbing challenges and more. For little adventurers, who aren’t quite ready to tackle the big slides, there are two easy slides and plenty of space at the bottom for mom or dad to catch them.


photo: Helen Walker Green

For Older Kids
For kids looking for bigger challenges, this epic play structure winds across the park and is full of things to explore, swing from, climb on and slide down.


photo: Helen Walker Green

Creepy Crawlies
Like something spun by an arachnid (albeit a rather large one), Fisher Creek’s spider ball is a huge hit with kids. Creep and crawl through the web and find different routes to the top. Or just hang out, like a lazy spider.


photo: Helen Walker Green

Climbing Wall
For kids who love to climb (and that’s just about every kid we know), the park’s climbing wall will challenge even the littlest of mountaineers. Scale to new heights or go through the tunnel, where little monkeys can practically climb upside down. Once your kids have mastered the wall, perhaps it’s time to try climbing nearby Mount Si.


photo: Helen Walker Green

High-Flying Fun
Once everyone has mastered the rock wall, raced down the zippy slides and gone around (and around) on the shiny new merry-go-round, hit the dueling 100-foot zip lines for lots of heart pumping fun. These zip lines are the perfect place for a speedy race with a friend (or mom or dad) or a solo flight. Psst! The maximum weight for the zip lines is 250 lbs and there is no maximum height, so even grownups can have a go!


photo: Helen Walker Green

Musical Notes
In addition to the play structure and equipment, Fisher Creek Park added some fun tactile features for kids who like to work their hands. Play the piano or the drums or try both. What could be better than a little music with your park adventure?


photo: Helen Walker Green

Snoqualmie Bike Park
Nestled in the woods behind the playground is where you will find the park’s awesome mountain bike park. The park is designed for riders of all ages to practice their skills on different terrain. Phase 1 has dirt rollers in an open area and some small jumps (great for younger kids); and Phase 2 contains wood ladders and is slightly down hill (designed for more experienced riders). Elbow and knee pads are recommended for all riders and helmets are required.


photo: City of Snoqualmie

While You’re in Town
Of course, Snoqualmie is well known for its majestic Snoqualmie Falls, but did you know it also has a historic downtown (with cool antique shops) and the Northwest Railway Museum (where you will find Thomas the Train in the summer and Santa at Christmas)? Next time you’re in town visiting these sights, be sure to check out Fisher Creek Park. It’s a great place to blow off steam or get the sillies out before your return trip to Seattle.

Good to Know
1. You will find plenty of parking which makes unloading and transporting bikes, scooters and strollers to the park easy.

2. Restrooms and water fountains are located near the play structure.

3. The playground is recommended for all ages.

4. There are picnic tables and plenty of grassy space to throw down a blanket and enjoy an afternoon picnic.

Fisher Creek Park
7805 Fisher Ave. S.E.,
Snoqualmie, Wa 98065
Online: snoqualmie.wa.us or map it

Have you visited Fisher Creek Park? What do you and your family like best about it? Tell us in the Comments below.

— Helen Walker Green