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Color Life Brilliant at Seattle Children’s PlayGarden

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Scavenging a floral rainbow at the Seattle Children’s PlayGarden. Photo: Rick Knight

Shaggy green dinosaurs parade through borders bursting with perennials and flowering herbs. Nearby, a sunny yellow swing grants a child temporary wings against a brilliant blue sky, and squeals of laughter, high-pitched giggles, and sounds of splashing water fill the warm Seattle summer afternoon. Overhead, a living roof planted with tawny grasses emerging from a carpet of succulents is buzzing with contented honeybee hives. Ducks, chickens, and rabbits round out the lively menagerie.  Welcome to the Seattle Children’s PlayGarden.

Dinosaur topiaries and blossoms having BIG fun at Seattle Children’s PlayGarden. Photo: Rick Knight

The Seattle Children’s PlayGarden is a huge breath of fresh air packed into a city park of just average size.  It’s a place where kids of all abilities— kids on two feet, kids with walkers, kids in wheelchairs, kids who communicate differently—together with their families and friends, can interact with nature, learn, explore,...

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