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Most King County area parks are open from dawn until dusk. Obviously, you can set up a grass net just about anywhere, but these are popular locations where you can often find grass and beach volleyball.

Public Parks Surface # Nets Comments
Alki Beach Park
1702 Alki Ave SW
[West] Seattle, Washington
sand 6 courts idyllic beach location with city and Olympic Mountains backdrop; many tournaments and leagues held here. mostly new school rules.
Bellevue Downtown Park
10201 NE 4th Street
Bellevue, Washington
grass   sporadic play, particularly weeknights; grass is plush, but notoriously wet, particularly early mornings; slightly sloping field, but plenty of room for 5+ nets
Blake Island State Park sand 2 courts accessible only by tour boat or private boat
Cowen Park
5849 15th Ave NE
Seattle, Washington
grass   space for some nets here; league play here
Fay Bainbridge State Park
Bainbridge Island, Washington
sand 1 court
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Golden Gardens
8498 Seaview Pl NW
Seattle, Washington
3 courts, +1 court idyllic beach location with Olympic Mountains backdrop; 3 courts are generally reserved by BB/A players, with the southeastern most court for beginners; grass area is also available, but seldom used. usually old school rules.
Green Lake Park
7201 East Green Lake Dr N
Seattle, Washington
grass na most popular and overused grass volleyball fields in King County, so grass is very worn and patchy; almost daily play from B to A level all summer; advanced courts usually set up on southeastern side of park, while northeastern side (by Evans Pool) serves more beginner/intermediate play level; must play nice with softball and soccer groups
Houghton Beach Park
5811 Lake Washington Blvd
Kirkland, Washington
sand 1 court John Halunen writes "[Houghton Beach] Is about 35 feet uphill from Lake Washington, so not really viable for any real play, unless you have a large collection of balls you don't mind getting wet..." often C level rec play here
Illahee State Park
Bremerton, Washington
sand 2 court
Juanita Beach Park
9703 NE Juanita Dr
Kirkland, Washington
sand 4 courts newer courts established by Kirkland Parks & Recreation Department, who wish to develop site into popular volleyball scene
Lake Sammamish State Park
Issaquah, Washington
sand 5 courts
Manchester State Park
Port Orchard, Washington
sand 1 court
Mercer Island Lid Park
72nd SE and SE 22nd, Mercer Island, Washington
grass   popular grass site for tournaments and leagues
Perrigo Community Park
9011 196 Avenue NE
Redmond, Washington
sand   new, 2004 park. popular site, can be crowded.
Renton Cedar River ('Carco') Park
1717 SE Maple Valley Highway
Renton, Washington
grass   popular site for USAV tournaments
Robinswood Community Park
2432-148th Avenue SE
Bellevue, Washington
grass   sporadic tournaments held here; plush grass, but notoriously wet
Soundview Playfield
1590 NW 90th St
Seattle, Washington
grass   no view of the sound here, but accommodations for several nets
Sandel Playground
9053 1st Ave NW
Seattle, Washington
grass   space for some nets here; league play here
Steel Lake Park
2410 S. 312th St.
Tacoma, WA
sand 2 courts  

Private Parks Surface # Nets
Juanita Bay Pub
9736 NE 120th Pl
sand 1 Surprising number of good open level players for only one court. Nice atmosphere, but waits can be long. Shallow sand with cement bottom means chasing balls down into the street.
Mick Finster's Pub & Grill
24001 Hwy 99
Edmonds, Washington 98026
(425) 775-2121
sand 1
Mercer Island Beach Club
(members only)
sand 1

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