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A place to play: EJ Roberts is ‘Best Valley Park’

Leaves fall at EJ Roberts Park in North Bend in this 2012 contest photo by Connie Som, taken last November. EJ Roberts Park is a perennial winner in the Best of the Valley poll. - Courtesy photo
Leaves fall at EJ Roberts Park in North Bend in this 2012 contest photo by Connie Som, taken last November. EJ Roberts Park is a perennial winner in the Best of the Valley poll.
— image credit: Courtesy photo

E.J. Roberts Park is the perennial favorite park of Record readers.

There must be something about the park's quiet atmosphere, and the number of features packed into its four acres.

Located on the north side of North Bend in the Silver Creek neighborhood, at Sixth Street and Thrasher Avenue, the park has a big grassy center area with picnic tables, a play area for children, an artfully decorated public restroom with murals painted by artist Peter Teekamp, plus two full-size tennis courts and a small basketball court. Visitors can stroll along a trail that winds through the oaks. There's something for everyone.

E.J Roberts Park is known for its rural character, old time wooden bridge and walking path.  On a visit, you may be fortunate to see deer, elk, coyotes or a pileated woodpecker, which is an indicator species of mature and old growth forest within the park.

Park hours are from dawn to dusk. You can learn more about North Bend parks at http://ci.north-bend.wa.us/

 

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