Ober Park is a great place to bring kids if you are visiting the island.
First, it has the largest playground on the island. Second, it is very close to the Vashon Island library. Third, it is located uptown (downtown Vashon).
Lastly, it has a great outdoor area focused on public exercise equipment. I have not seen this sort of equipment before, so it makes this park super unique to me.
A 5.5 acre multiuse community park located in the center of Vashon Island on the north end of the Town of Vashon on Vashon Highway Southwest. The park includes the site of the Vashon Branch of the King County Library. King County leases the property from the Park District.
Ober Activity Center is located in the center of the site between a Metro park-and-ride lot and the Library. The building contains a springboard-mounted floor exercise space for gymnastics, dance classes, theater, movies, and concerts; craft/meeting room; and the administrative offices of the Vashon Park District. The modest single-story wood and concrete block building is in relatively good shape and could be expanded to provide additional indoor activity space.
The partially wooded site has picnic tables, an award-winning children’s playground, a Ron Hook mural, and a Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The grassy, rolling lawns are used for summer gatherings, community festivals, and concerts.
Address: 17130 Vashon Hwy. SW, Vashon, WA
Public Restrooms: Yes
Dog Friendly: Yes