At the top of the hill, there is a playground with a fenced lookout over Puget Sound. It's a shady spot for a picnic (there are tables) or a hike on the marked trail through the woods. The hiking trail was closed when we visited, due to a damaged bridge. The playground has swings, a merry-go-round, and a climbing structure. There are also restrooms inside of a building in this area; however, in the ladies room, not all stalls had doors.
Drive farther down the hill and there's a parking area for the beach. This is not really a place you want to load up on gear, because the beach is a bit of a haul from the parking area. You must walk over a set of planks set over wetlands, then up several flights of stairs, across a railroad bridge, then down a large, spiral staircase. I wouldn't want to be hauling a cooler full of ice for that trip! If you have a train-obsessed child (or adult), you can stand on the bridge and watch the trains pull into Everett below you, looking down into coal cars and other cargo.
The beach itself is small, and contains sand, rocks, and large driftwood trees. It was crowded on the sunny Friday afternoon when we arrived. There are no facilities, other than those at the top of the hill, so be ready to hike. This park is better suited for those without mobility issues. Parking is easy during the workday, but fills up fast on summer afternoons and weekends.
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