Forest Park Swim Ctr

★★★★☆

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  • Swimming Lessons

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This is one of my families favorite parks. The new water feature outside is great. It never seems over crowded, even on holiday weekends and the park is always kept up.
I'm not one to complain but...when we enrolled our kids in the moderately priced summer activities we expected a little higher caliber.
My 6 year old was enrolled in the 3 day learn to tend for farm animals class. This class had no curriculum, no structure and was being taught by teenagers who didn't seem to have any direction at all from a supervisor. At one point they played duck duck goose for an hour and the class duration was only 3 hours.
The 10 year old horse care class was very good and I would put my daughter in it again. She enjoyed it.

Swim classes: The instructors do a good job (once again only teenagers with little supervision) while they are teaching the class. My 3 year old went under the other day with 2 instructors and a lifeguard within a 6 foot radius and I had to run over from 50 feet away and draw attention to the fact my daughter had been under water for about 7 seconds. The reason no one saw this....the lifeguard was busy watching the other instructors, who were without classes at the time, running around and trying to shove each other in at the other end of the pool. What does that teach exactly? The kids all see their teachers running, pushing and diving in on top of each other. Great park but this is the last summer we put them in any classes.

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★★★☆☆

This is one of my families favorite parks. The new water feature outside is great. It never seems over crowded, even on holiday weekends and the park is always kept up.
I'm not one to complain but...when we enrolled our kids in the moderately priced summer activities we expected a little higher caliber.
My 6 year old was enrolled in the 3 day learn to tend for farm animals class. This class had no curriculum, no structure and was being taught by teenagers who didn't seem to have any direction at all from a supervisor. At one point they played duck duck goose for an hour and the class duration was only 3 hours.
The 10 year old horse care class was very good and I would put my daughter in it again. She enjoyed it.

Swim classes: The instructors do a good job (once again only teenagers with little supervision) while they are teaching the class. My 3 year old went under the other day with 2 instructors and a lifeguard within a 6 foot radius and I had to run over from 50 feet away and draw attention to the fact my daughter had been under water for about 7 seconds. The reason no one saw this....the lifeguard was busy watching the other instructors, who were without classes at the time, running around and trying to shove each other in at the other end of the pool. What does that teach exactly? The kids all see their teachers running, pushing and diving in on top of each other. Great park but this is the last summer we put them in any classes.

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I have lived in Snohomish County all my life and growing up, this park was the one I longed to play at. There are big grassy fields filled with lots of tiny daisies. Now I know they?re weeds, but as a kid they?re beautiful. There is a nice play structure, totally updated from when I was a kid. It?s your typical plastic and metal contraption that forces the kids to do lots of climbing and moving to get to the slides. There is a smaller play structure for for toddlers. One thing I like about this play ground as an adult is that there is a fence in a half circle shape which keeps kids from disappearing out the back. The park has miles of trails to explore. Cascade Orienteering club (cascadeoc.org) usually has an orienteering meet once a year. These are a great opportunity to explore the trails and practice using a map. They always have a course that?s suitable for families. If you?re into geocaching (treasure hunting with a GPS, geocaching.com) you?ll find a few caches in the park. The park also has horse shoe pits, tennis, a baseball field, an aquatic center, a covered picnic area and a family farm with petting zoo and pony rides in the summer. Forest Park is the crown gem of the city of Everett parks system. There are lots of events that happen at the park, check out www.ci.everett.wa.us/default.aspx?ID=11 for a calendar of events. If there?s a big event going on, it can be difficult to find a parking space near the play ground but there?s always parking down by the ball fields. The park has running water and flush toilets.

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★★★★☆

I have lived in Snohomish County all my life and growing up, this park was the one I longed to play at. There are big grassy fields filled with lots of tiny daisies. Now I know they?re weeds, but as a kid they?re beautiful. There is a nice play structure, totally updated from when I was a kid. It?s your typical plastic and metal contraption that forces the kids to do lots of climbing and moving to get to the slides. There is a smaller play structure for for toddlers. One thing I like about this play ground as an adult is that there is a fence in a half circle shape which keeps kids from disappearing out the back. The park has miles of trails to explore. Cascade Orienteering club (cascadeoc.org) usually has an orienteering meet once a year. These are a great opportunity to explore the trails and practice using a map. They always have a course that?s suitable for families. If you?re into geocaching (treasure hunting with a GPS, geocaching.com) you?ll find a few caches in the park. The park also has horse shoe pits, tennis, a baseball field, an aquatic center, a covered picnic area and a family farm with petting zoo and pony rides in the summer. Forest Park is the crown gem of the city of Everett parks system. There are lots of events that happen at the park, check out www.ci.everett.wa.us/default.aspx?ID=11 for a calendar of events. If there?s a big event going on, it can be difficult to find a parking space near the play ground but there?s always parking down by the ball fields. The park has running water and flush toilets.

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