It’s an unfortunate fact for most of us urbanites–hear the name SeaTac and you’re envisioning impossible check-in lines, incessant jet noise and whiny kids after a long flight. But what if we told you SeaTac also equals hours of water fun, picnicking on rolling green hills and breathing in cool lake breezes? Literally a five-minute car ride from the airport, the city named after its biggest commodity also hosts a park complete with a scenic, swimmable lake, a shaded playground, green space ready for spreading a blanket, and the biggest, splashiest, most totally awesome spray park south of the Ship Canal. Grandma’s flight delayed? Forget the cellphone lot–check out Angle Lake Park for a kid-tastic new angle on SeaTac!

Deploy the Slides

Tucked in a shady spot on the north side of the park is a small playground surrounded by benches. The littlest ones in your crew will appreciate the toddler area with a covered slide, while older kids will line up for the small zipline and the whisper-ma-phones that would make Dr Seuss proud.

Angle Lake Park
19408 International Boulevard (at South 195th Street)
SeaTac, Wa 98148

Park hours: 8:00 am – dusk
Spray park hours: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm daily (closing date dependent on weather)
Lifeguard hours: 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm daily through Labor Day

Do you plan to visit Angle Lake Park this summer? Already visited? Let us know about your experience in a comment below!

-Erin Cranston, words and photos