“Nice place to workout or chill out and tan!”
#8 in Mount Pleasant
1001 East 7th Avenue
Built after decades of squabbling between the park board, city and residents in the first half of the 20th century, China Creek is dominated by a huge and ultimately generic field, with little tree cover or areas for people to do anything except sports or tanning.
There’s been renovations on the far west side of the park, which is dominated by a huge hill that provides an excellent view of Great Northern Way Campus and the surrounding industrial area.
It means there’s a winding path through some plants, which is excellent if you enjoy a bit of nature, but disappointing if you want a giant toboggan slope. There’s also a new playground with a steep slide, which we concede we might have underrated. At the same time, the playground is fairly small and jammed awkwardly between the hill and field.
There’s also lots of fitness equipment, and judging by the number of people working out when we’ve been here, it is to flexing what nearby Dude Chilling Park is to chilling — no doubt the ample amount of sun the park gets helping with that.