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Enjoy the Outdoors in Edgewood WA

January 23, 2021
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One reason people choose to purchase one of our Aster Point homes in Edgewood WA is the outstanding variety of outdoor scenery and activities available. With existing parks and soon to be completed parks, you’re sure to find the perfect setting for spending a fun day outdoors.

The Aster Point community is in demand, thanks to great onsite amenities, including spacious lots, a great location, and a variety of rambler and master-on-the-main home designs. Just 20 minutes from Tacoma and minutes from I-5, Aster Point makes it easy to access daily needs like Fred Meyer, Walmart, and Safeway, but also provides easy access to the Wild Waves Theme & Water Park, Dacca Park Sports Complex, Linden Golf & Country Club, and Tapps Island Golf Course. Add in a variety of restaurants and boutiques and there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Still, it’s often the wide range of outdoor activities that draw people to this region, such as long walks with great scenery, a range of levels of hiking and biking, or even the classic activities, such as playgrounds, baseball, soccer, basketball, and picnics. There’s even a community garden. Edgewood has been making a concerted effort to expand the number of parks and green areas around town to provide residents with an increasing number of outdoor options.

The Nelson Farm Park is great for budding gardeners, as it offers raised planting beds for communal gardens. There are applications and certain expectations, but there are no fees, and you can take pride in cultivating the soil and planting your own flowers and vegetables.

In addition, there is the Nelson Nature Park. This is a “passive park”, in that it doesn’t include ballparks and playgrounds. However, nestled amid serene wetland that is home to a variety of animals and plant life, this park remains incredibly appealing and a wonderful spot to find some tranquility. Plus, you will find a half mile of paved walking paths set among the beautiful natural vegetation and tall trees, offering a perfect place to take a leisurely stroll or some light exercise.

For longer walking trails, the Interurban Trail is currently being developed and has some areas already completed. The goal is to create a trail that runs through cities between Tacoma and Everett. It will follow the same route used by the Puget Sound Electric Railway. Many segments have been completed, but there are still rail beds waiting to be converted into a proper trail.

Edgemont Park is perhaps the most traditional of the parks in the area. With five acres to enjoy, it is also the home of the city’s annual Edgewood Community Picnic held the third Saturday in July each year. Other amenities include a baseball diamond that doubles as a soccer field, a basketball court, a tot lot and playground, drinking fountains, picnic shelters, restrooms, and off-street parking. This is a great place for the whole family to spend the day and find plenty of fun activities.

In addition to these parks, there are additional parks in the works. Crawford Woods was donated in 2008, and while it is not technically open to the public, it is home to a variety of small animals and plant life. For now, there is a park bench across the street that can be used to observe the wildlife in these sanctuary grounds. Future plans are to include walking paths and benches so that visitors can enjoy the local nature without being a disturbance.

The 36th and Meridian Community Park broke ground last October and when the first phase is complete, it will include a shelter, play equipment, picnic facilities, and a parking lot. There is a goal to add more in the coming years as funding comes through.

The growth of outdoor activity areas and green areas throughout the area is a sign of the city’s understanding of how important it is to provide locals with these options. Anyone looking to purchase one of our homes in Edgewood WA at Aster Point community will appreciate the existing outdoor options and the growing list of outdoor activities and hubs still to come. Contact us today to learn more about Aster Point community in Edgewood.

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