Red Tricycle Recommends: Kite Flying at Carkeek Park

Where to catch some wind in Seattle.

By Seattle Mag June 16, 2011


There’s something about flying a kite that catches the attention of children and makes them beam – maybe it’s the idea of flying or just the focused feeling of holding on tight to that kite string and grounding it to the Earth with their little hands. Whatever your child loves about flying a kite, we want to help you find places in Seattle for them to experience it! Here is a little known but very scenic suggestion from our friends at

Carkeek Park
Broadview/Crown Hill Neighborhood, 950 Northwest Carkeek Park Road
Located between Ballard and Greenwood, Carkeek Park is another one of those hidden gem parks that local neighbors like to keep to themselves! There is a trail and bridge that lead down to the beach where you can pull out your kite for some fun! Be sure to check out the play area here too – it’s a big hit with kids and parents.

For a list of six more Seattle spots where the wind usually blows visit

Post by Red Tricycle contributor Katie Kavulla.

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