Carkeek Park

Carkeek Park – North Seattle

A partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation

With extraordinary views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, a pebbly beach full of hidden treasures and an active salmon stream, Carkeek Park is an ideal location for exploration and hands-on learning.  Your adventurer will ramble through 220 acres of big mossy trees, get muddy and giggly in the hidden meadows, wetlands & beach, and search for salmon on the banks of Pipers Creek. At Carkeek Park, the majestic landscape is an additional teacher – presenting ample opportunities to learn math and science concepts through the natural world.

In our awe-filled outdoor classroom, your young explorer will play with symbols, letters and ideas. They will play in a language rich environment with written words for the names of the trees, plants and creatures that make the forest home. And to explore the world of science, and test the possibilities of the natural world, your child will plan their own experiments and share what they have learned with classmates through daily plan – do – review sessions.


2019 – 2020 Class Sessions Monthly Tuition
Carkeek – 5 day AM, M-F 8:30-12:30 $890
Carkeek – 3 day AM, M/W/F 8:30-12:30 $565
Carkeek – 2 day AM, T/Th 8:30-12:30 $410
Carkeek – 2 day PM, T/Th 1:30-4:30 $399
Carkeek – 2 day PM, M/W 1:30-4:30 $399
Carkeek – 5 day PM, 1:00-4:30 $800
Carkeek – 3 day PM, M/W/F 1:00 – 4:30 $550
Carkeek –  2 day PM, T/Th 1:00 – 4:30 $405

Carkeek Park Highlights:

  • 220 acres natural wonder
  • An annual salmon run in Piper’s Creek
  • Salmon Fry Imprint Pond (Carkeek Park Watershed Project)
  • Piper’s Orchard & Annual Fruit Festival (Piper’s Orchard)
  • Incredible views of the Puget Sound & Olympic Mountain range
  • Tide pools
  • Beach combing
  • Big trees
  • Mossy forests
  • Natural meadows
  • Big rocks
  • Wetlands full of critters
  • Puddles
  • The Salmon Slide & Nature inspired Playground
  • Big picnic shelters
  • Trains

Tiny Trees Preschool is a partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation.

A big thank you to all of the park staff & community allies who have made this school possible.