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Adventure right here at Deane’s Children’s Park

Nestled in the woods at Deane’s Children’s Park you can find the only Adventure Playground in Washington State, one of four similar playgrounds in the United States. This year, beginning on June 24, we will mark the fifth season, and we are excited to see the amount of kids who will come to seek out the adventure of creating, building, hammering and climbing in the woods in forts they build on their own. The Adventure Playground is a donation-based drop-in program on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. and because it is so popular, it takes a lot of wood and materials to keep up with these busy builders. This program is made possible by donations, grants and sponsorships.

Again this year, special thanks goes to JayMarc Homes who is donating materials weekly to the playground. They have been instrumental in providing support to the Parks and Recreation Department and this program would not have been nearly as successful if it wasn’t for their support. We’d like to thank JayMarc Homes for their continual support of our programs and for being such a great community partner!

If you would like to make a monetary or in-kind donation of supplies to the Adventure Playground please contact us at 275-7862 or email Katie.herzog@mercergov.org


Diane Mortenson,

Recreation Superintendent

Mercer Island Parks and Recreation


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