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.