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John Storvik Municipal Playground, Anacortes WA

John Storvik Playground Anacortes WA Review By Carpe Diem Our Way (Header Image)


John Storvik Municipal Playground, Anacortes WA, USA



This is the First post in a series about the best playgrounds we have found around the Globe. If you are looking for some playground inspiration then look no farther than my Pinterest board… where bloggers can post their favourite playgrounds!

Today we feature, John Storvik Municipal Playground in Anacortes WA.

About Anacortes:

Anacortes is a quaint town on the I20 (about 20 minutes off the I5 in Western Washington). It has cute character and offers beautiful ocean views from many vantage points, on the steep hills around the town. Anacortes is a port city, and its largest industry is oil refining. Its economy is also based on shipbuilding and tourism. Anacortes is situated in what is known as the Olympic Mountain Rain Shadow, and it only gets about half as much rain as Seattle which is less than 50 miles to the south.

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John Storvik Municipal Playground:

This is the most amazing wooden playground that we have come across. It is not only great for all ages, but is creatively painted to bring out even more imaginative play. It has a ferry structure, a pirate ship, two large slides and lots of climbing apparatuses. It has a separate swing set area and a separate area for little kids, the “tot lot” which I think works for walking up to about age 2. By age 2, they are able to play on some of the big stuff. But when it is busy with older kids I can see that it could be intimidating and I really like how there is a separate play option. We were here mid-week in the winter and had the whole thing to ourselves. It was great for my little guys and my nephew who are all under 4 years old.


A few other things that make this playground unique (on top of the amazing play structure) are the big red swings. They are perfect for an adult size butt and super comfy! But the kids can enjoy them too! I also love how there are so many different climbing options. Its not very often that you find a climbing rope at a playground anymore.


The playground is decorated with plaques from the various sponsors that donated money for this playground. It is a great place for all kids, big and small and we always make sure to stop here for an hour or so each time we are in Anacortes!



John Storvik Municipal Playground is located at Storvik Park 1110 32nd Street

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  1. Shannon says:

    Love that playground. When we finally went there our kids were to old but it’s a good one for those with your children.

  2. I would totally play in this! I’m glad the swings can fit adults! 😉

  3. That looks like a great place to take my nephew and niece!

  4. Lesley says:

    Wow! Look at that place; Athena would be in heaven. With swings, a slide and lots of places to climb, it’s her dream playground.

    We have one here in Aliso Viejo, California called Dinosaur Park that’s our favorite. It has three different sets of swings of all sizes, a huge climbing structure, 6 slides, a water play area, a sand area and excavation toys like tractors in the sand. We go at least once a week.

  5. Wow! With a ferry structure and a pirate ship, this is probably the best public playground I’ve seen. And the swing sets? Makes me want to head down to the local playground right away even though it’s already well after 9 p.m. here, ha ha!

  6. Jennifer says:

    It does look like the kind of place that would bring out the kid in all of us. What a cool place!

  7. Haha, who does not love a good playground. Thank you for sharing!

  8. Mags says:

    That looks great! I would have loved that when I was a kid!

  9. Laura Lynch says:

    We live in Seattle and love to go up to Anacortes during the summer. This playground looks pretty like every kid’s dream.

  10. That’s a great looking playground. We always seek out fun playgrounds on our travels.

  11. Eren says:

    Love Your Blog!! Hope to see more of all the fantastic, eiadatconul activities you teach the kids. The students all looked so engaged. Impressive!WELL DONE!!

  12. Jeffrey Steindorf says:

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