Indoor play parks are popular places where young visitors can enjoy toys, balls, tumbling mats, crawl-through tunnels and plastic cars in...

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Indoor play parks are popular places where young visitors can enjoy toys, balls, tumbling mats, crawl-through tunnels and plastic cars in a warm, dry setting.

The drop-in play parks (also called tot times or toddler open gyms) are usually held in a community center gym. Some facilities have smaller parent-child play rooms with toys.

Play times are not supervised, and parents must stay with children unless otherwise noted. Most are open to children age 5 and under, unless otherwise noted. Cost ranges from free to $4 per child. Call individual locations for more information; hours may change and many close on holidays or during public-school breaks.


Alki Community Center, 5817 S.W. Stevens, 206-684-7430. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, required $25 punchcard for 15 visits.

Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave N.W., 206-684-4093. Toddler gym time, 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, $2 per family. Play room, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, $2 per family.

Bitter Lake Community Center, 13040 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-684-7524. 1-2:30 p.m. Mondays and 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, $1.

Delridge Community Center, 4501 Delridge Way S.W., 206-684-7423. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, $2 ($1 on Wednesdays).

Garfield Community Center, 2323 E. Cherry, 206-684-4788. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, free.

Green Lake Community Center, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., 206-684-0780. Parent-child play room, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, $2.

High Point Community Center, 6920 34th Ave. S.W., Seattle, 206-684-7422. 1-3 p.m. Monday and 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, $2.

Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle, 206-684-7481. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, $1.

Loyal Heights Community Center, 2101 N.W. 77th St., 206-684-4052. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, $1.

Magnolia Community Center, 2550 34th Ave. W., 206-386-4235. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, $2.50. For age 3 and under.

Meadowbrook Community Center, 10517 35th Ave. N.E., 206-684-7522. Little tykes play gym, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, $2. For ages 2 to 5. Indoor play room, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays and Fridays and 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, $2.

Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave. E., 206-684-4753. 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Thursdays, $1.

Queen Anne Community Center, 1901 First Ave. W., 206-386-4240. Play gym, 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Thursdays, $2. Baby-toddler playroom for age 3 and under, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturdays, $2.

Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S., Seattle, 206-386-1919. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, $2.

Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center, 6535 Ravenna Ave. N.E., Seattle, 206-684-7534. Toddler open gym, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, $1. For ages 2-5. Playspace, 10:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays; 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 1:30-8:30 p.m. Fridays, $2. For age 4 and under.

South Park Community Center, 8319 8th Ave. S., Seattle, 206-684-7451. 10:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Punchcards required ($10 for 15 visits).


Gracie Hansen Community Center, 27132 S.E. Ravensdale Way, Ravensdale, 425-432-1272. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays and Fridays, $2. Follows the Tahoma School District for holiday closures.

Highland Community Center, 14224 N.E. Bel-Red Road, Bellevue, 425-452-7686. 9-11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, $2.50 city residents, $3 nonresidents.

Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S., Issaquah, 425-837-3300. 8-11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday, $2. Ages 1-3.

Greater Maple Valley Community Center, 22010 S.E. 248th St., Maple Valley, 425-432-1272. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, $1 donation per family.

Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club, 2825 W. Mercer Way, Mercer Island, 206-232-4548. 9:30 a.m.-noon, Wednesdays and Thursdays, $3, club membership not required.

North Kirkland Community Center, 12421 103rd Ave. N.E., Kirkland, 425-587-3350. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays; and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays, $2. For ages 1 to 5. Closed for Lake Washington School District vacation weeks.

Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 N.E. 80th St., Redmond, 425-556-2300. 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Thursdays, $2. Closed Feb. 21 and April 4-6.


Edmonds Park and Recreation, 700 Main St., Edmonds, 425-771-0230. 10-11 a.m. Fridays for ages 2 to 5, $4; and 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fridays for ages 4 to 7 (drop-off without parent), $4/hour. Call a week in advance for a reservation or drop in if there is space.

Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent, 253-856-5000. 9:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, $2 drop-in or $10-visit punchcard for $15.

Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion, 5303 228th St. S.W., Mountlake Terrace, 425-776-9173. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and 3-7:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday through Sunday. $2.75 city residents, $3.25 nonresidents per hour.

Shoreline Center, 18560 First Ave. N.E., Shoreline (in the Spartan Gym), 206-418-3383. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, $2. For ages 1-5.

Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. S., Tukwila, 206-768-2822. 9:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, $1. Age 3 and under.

— Compiled by Stephanie Dunnewind, Seattle Times staff reporter