If you missed the big opening day parade last weekend, Kirkland’s 61st Little League season is upon us. Below are the five main parks where baseball and softball games can be played in Kirkland. Other park amenities have been included so you’ll know what to do if the game is running long. For complete park information, visit Kirkland's Parks website.
Lee Johnson Field at : Located in the heart of Kirkland, Peter Kirk Park is just over 12 acres featuring bronze sculptures, a seasonal pool, skate park and a soon-to-be-installed new children’s playground.
: This 26-plus acre park located next to Kirkland Junior High features a variety of athletic fields, basketball court and a playground. Those looking to explore can take a nature trail on the park’s south side that winds south down a hill and crosses the abandoned railroad tracks to nearby Cotton Hill Park’s newly developed nature trails. Trails on the north side also lead to the tracks and a network of nearby trails.
Everest Park: Tucked between 6th Street and I-405 south of Kirkland Ave., this 21-plus acre park has a playground, basketball and tennis court and interpretive trails. However, there is no street parking on the small neighborhood street and the lot is a bit of a walk from the main part of the park.
: Though the baseball field is not officially listed on the park’s website, there are, in fact, two baseball fields at this park. A children’s playground and paved track surrounding the six-acre park are its only features. It is located next to I-405 in the Kirkland Highlands neighborhood.