31611 20th Ave South
Federal Way, WA 98003
Phone: (253) 941-6000
Fax: (253) 941-9500
Some people view Federal Way as a place to fill the tank while driving between Seattle and Tacoma. Such people make the mistake of overlooking the city's many treasures, not least of which is this wonderful 27-acre park, which includes the Five Mile Lake itself, popular with both swimmers and fishermen. Ample tennis and baseball facilities plus dozens of barbecue areas surround the water. A trail system winds through the park's dense woods. It opens daily from 8a.
One of the Northwest's premiere golf courses, this beautiful 18 hole golf course offers a challenging, yet fun experience for golfers of all skills. A driving range, pro shop, and restaurant are on site.
Strap on some skates and hop on the ice! Whether you're a beginner or an expert, you're bound to have a fun time on the ice rink. Visit during a Friday or Saturday night and skate while listening to a live DJ. The ice rink is rather chilly, so make sure you dress in layers so that you won't be cold while sipping hot chocolate and while taking a break or too hot when you're on the rink trying to master skating backwards. If you're not in the mood for this winter sport then buy 20 pitches and work on your swing at their bating cage or pay for a round of golf on their miniature golf course. Kent Valley Ice Centre prides itself on being one of the best family activities in Washington!
Originally carved out of a naturally wooded area, the Pacific Raceway creates challenging corners and turns rather than a traditional oval shape. Major races and drag races often take place on the track. This venue is a haven for motor racing fanatics, especially for spectators. Call ahead for more details.
Designed by Dale Chihuly and Arthur Anderson, the Bridge of Glass is an overpass for pedestrians above Interstate 705. The bridge actually connects the Washington State History Museum with the Museum of Glass . The 500 feet long horizontal structure has a pair of crystal towers right in the center, which marks the halfway point of the bridge. Originally designed for showing the beauty of glass in its various forms, the functional value is also obvious; it acts as a connector between the two Washington landmarks.
This public championship 18 hole golf course is rated number seven in the state of Washington and offers challenging fun for both novice and expert golfers.
Chalet Bowl & 26th St. Caf
This Kent trail, best accessed by way of Gary Grant Park, is perfect for a leisurely bike, inline skate or horse ride. The paved, level path has separate tracks for the two kinds of traffic. Traffic is light enough that there is rarely a crowd. Soos Creek has very lush, green banks, mostly unsullied by pollutants. If business brings you to Kent, bring yourself here to unwind. A map is available at the Web site.
Metro Parks operates two indoor pools year-round and one outdoor pool.
The Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is full of your favorite sea and land animals. From penguins to sharks and from peacocks to red wolfs, visitors can view the regions best underwater and land creatures. The kid's zone offers fun-filled exhibits including the ActionValley wherein kids can get involved in learning through play and entertainment. There is also the Contact Junction and Animal Avenue, where you can actually meet some animals and see them up-close and personal. Wheelchairs and strollers can be rented.
This 14-mile trail is a continuation of the Green River Trail. Though it doesn't have the greenery of some other local trails, you will get to see a good representative portion of South Seattle along this one. It may not be the most beautiful ride in the world, but it is an excellent example of an urban trail and a perfect way to see the local sights. A trail map is available on the Web site.
An all-weather golf practice facility. They also have an 18-hole mini golf course, short game, sand bunkers and putting practice areas. Enjoy lunch, dinner and beverages at the Tee Line Grill. Buy golf products at their pro shop.