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Sequim and Port Angeles Places to Play and Explore

Here are some local resources for getting your family outside in the Sequim and Port Angeles area.

Dungeness River Nature Center
This park is partnered with the Audubon Society and the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and is a rich source of information and a great place to play and explore. They have a lending library and programs for kids and adults, as well as great specimens on display.

Clallam County Parks and Rec
Clallam County has 16 managed parks and beaches, including the Olympic Discovery trail and camping sites. Day use parks are free and most of these parks are scenic.

Olympic National Park (ONP)
For general information about the wilderness, trails and great visitor center located at the bottom of Hurricane Ridge in Port Angeles, see their website above.

Resorts at ONP
For information and reservations for the resorts located within the ONP, including Sol Duc Hot Springs and Lake Crescent.

NatureBridge at ONP
This is a teaching program designed for children and families.  They specialize in hands on learning, science, and stewardship with day and overnight camps and classes.

Feiro Marine Life Center
A research and educational organization located on Port Angeles’s City Pier. This is a great place for kids, with touch tanks and live exhibits and only a small entrance fee.

Tribal Edge
A local primal arts training center and community which offers classes, gatherings and workshops.

Webster’s Woods Art Park
Located at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, the park is a wooded outdoor museum full of trails and surprises.  A delightful place to roam and have a picnic, great for children of all ages and its FREE!

Master Gardener’s Demonstration Garden
This is a beautiful place to roam and get inspiration and info for your gardening projects.

Small parks are everywhere in Sequim and Port Angeles. Search the city websites for the closest parks to you and don’t forget to check out the creeks, trees and wild spaces in these parks. Carrie Blake park is a special favorite with tiny wooded trails, a stream and a fishing pond which is great for adventure play.

Research

Below are links to organizations that share some of the theory behind the value of nature connection for children.

Publications

We’re constantly looking for great resources for our families. Below is a complete list of the resources we’ve gathered so far.