Guide to Summer Fun in Western Washington

The arrival of the warm summer months is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy all that Western Washington has to offer. Whether you’re a family looking to make memories or an individual seeking adventure, there’s no shortage of fun and exciting activities. Planning a summer fun itinerary is a great way to make the most of the warm weather and enjoy the outdoors. Join us as we explore some suggestions for fun outdoor activities and destinations to consider for your summer plan. 


Outdoor Activities in Western Washington

Summer is the perfect time to explore the great outdoors. Western Washington is home to many outdoor activities that will keep you entertained all season long. The area boasts of many trails for those who enjoy hiking, from easy, family-friendly walks to challenging backcountry treks. 



If camping is more your style, there are numerous campsites in the region where you can pitch your tent and immerse yourself in nature. Swimming, kayaking, and boating are popular summer activities, with many local parks, beaches, and lakes providing the perfect setting. Some local events and festivals celebrate outdoor recreation, such as the annual Summerfest at the waterfront. This annual festival features live music, food vendors, and a variety of water-based activities. So, whether you’re looking for a relaxing day at the beach or an adrenaline-fueled adventure, the region has everything you need!


A couple of paddle boarding on a lake in Western Washington.


Family-Friendly Activities in Western Washington

Western Washington is a treasure trove of family-friendly activities, particularly during the summer. Families can visit Lake Sammamish State Park for a swim, picnic, and barbecue or head to Kanaskat-Palmer State Park for a camping trip with beautiful river views. The Sprinker Recreation Center in Spanaway is also great for families to spend time together, with plenty of outdoor activities, including tennis courts, skate parks, and a disc golf course. If you’re looking for something more festive, the Meeker Days Festival in downtown Puyallup is a must-visit. Soundbuilt Homes is a proud sponsor of this event, which takes place in June and offers live music, food vendors, arts and crafts, and a carnival with rides and games. No matter your family’s interests, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors and create lasting memories in Western Washington.



Western Washington Splash Pad Round-Up

Summer in Western Washington can get hot, so why not cool off at one of the many splash pads in the region? 

Here’s a roundup of some of the best splash pads in the area Kiwanis Kids Spray Park in Puyallup, Washington Titlow Park Sprayground Recreation Center in Tacoma, Washington Kandle Park Park in Tacoma, Washington Verlo Playfield Park in Tacoma, Washington Buckley Youth Activity Center in Buckley, Washington Angle Lake Park Park in SeaTac, Washington Rainier Vista Community Park in Lacey, Washington Barclift Park in Tumwater, Washington Woodruff Park in Olympia, Washington JBLM Splash Park in Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington Yelm City Park and Splash Pad in Yelm, Washington Pioneer Park in Puyallup, Washington Les Gove Park in Auburn, Washington 

Seattle is also home to several parks that offer a fun and refreshing way to beat the heat. You can visit them from 11 am to 8 pm every day of the week starting May 27, all the way through Labor Day.

Seattle splash pad roundup: – Ballard Commons – Beacon Mountain in Jefferson Park – Georgetown Playfield – Highland Park – Judkins Park – Miller Community Center/Playfield – Northacres Park – South Lake Union Park – Yesler Terrace Park – John C. Little Park – Pratt Playground Spraypark

Admission to these splash pads is usually free and typically open during the summer months. So grab your sunscreen and towels, and get ready for some refreshing summer fun at these local splash pads! 



Summer Plans in Western Washington

There are countless activities to take advantage of summer fun in Western Washington. Whether you’re looking to explore the region’s beautiful parks and lakes, attend a festive event or festival, or simply cool off at one of the many splash pads, there’s no shortage of exciting activities to enjoy. So, don’t hesitate to visit one of Western Washington’s outdoor attractions as a great way to beat the heat and make memories with family and friends. Before heading out, be sure to pack sunscreen, water, and snacks, and remember to check for any additional admission or hours information for the various destinations. With so much to see and do, Western Washington is the perfect summer destination for anyone seeking adventure, relaxation, or simply a change of pace. And after experiencing all that beauty, why not make it your permanent home? Are you ready to discover the home of your dreams? Schedule your in-person or virtual tour today! Explore your homebuying options with us and create a living space that is uniquely yours. Contact us today and take the first step towards a beautiful, personalized home tailored to your taste and lifestyle.