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Shoreline Families

Cromwell Park Peek

May 07, 2019 11:46AM ● By Rachel Belfield

Recently, I took the opportunity to visit Cromwell Park, just west of I-5 on Meridian. To me, Cromwell had always been more of a “special occasion” park, where we went for karaoke in the park, the Celebrate Shoreline festival, and concerts. I was thrilled to see this local gem getting so much varied use a weekday!

Here’s what I found:

  • Public art on display includes "The Jury" and "Raintree"



  • Elementary school students collecting water samples and conducting a science experiment were enthusiastic and entertaining to eavesdrop on their hypotheses and processes.

  • Accessible paved and gravel walking paths being well used by tots to seniors.


  • Vocal frogs providing a soundtrack for my stroll and duck pairs paddling in pools.

  • Clean restrooms with toilet paper (but no soap, as seems to be typical at Shoreline parks)

This park is most suitable for:

  • Anyone and everyone. Accessible trails, basketball court, baseball field, open grassy fields, art, wildlife, a playground, and restrooms make this a great everyday park for all.

  • Getting in your steps. The trail that winds and figure-eights through the park is flat, and there’s plenty to observe while you reach your daily goal!

  • Free play, such as flying a kite, playing catch, or rolling down a grassy hill on one of Cromwell Park’s many open expanses.

  • Shooting hoops or playing H-O-R-S-E at the basketball court during less busy times, or letting your little ones watch older players when the court fills up during evenings and weekends.