E.J. Roberts Park

Shady and green playground in E.J. Roberts Park

Shady and green playground in E.J. Roberts Park

North Bend

If you’re stopping for a quick bite to eat in North Bend, WA, you’ll quickly lament the lack of play lands at any of the fast food offerings. But a quick inquiry of the drive thru staff at Taco Time led us to E.J. Roberts Park. Only a few minutes into town (and it’s a lovely town!), EJ Roberts is a beautiful little respite from a long roadtrip. Located in a quiet residential area, the park is medium-sized, with a shaded play area, lots of grass to throw a ball around, and picnic tables, all with a stunning mountain backdrop.

Toby, engage in horseplay? Noooo....

Toby, engage in horseplay? Noooo….

Date last visited: June 2009

Distance off the interstate: Three minutes off I-90.

Bathrooms: They were not very clean, but frankly, we were just glad they were there!

Food Services: Plenty of fast food nearby, including McDonald’s, Taco Time, and KFC. There’s also a Safeway within five minutes.

Directions: From I-90, take Bendigo Blvd to E. 4th, then turn left on Ballarat. Turn right on SE 114th, which turns into 6th. Park is on the right.

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About the author

Pit Stops for Kids AUTHOR: Amy Whitley is the founding editor of Pit Stops for Kids and content editor of Trekaroo. She writes on staff monthly at a number of travel publications, and contributes to OutdoorsNW magazine as an outdoor adventure traveler. Find Amy at Google.




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  2. I love quick stop overs where the kids can burn energy while the folks chill out and enjoy them burning energy:)

  3. Looks like a great pit stop for kids. I wish there is more stops for the East Coast. 🙂

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