Family Fun Guide: Maple Valley

Just 30 miles from Seattle, Maple Valley boasts unique natural beauty and a myriad of outdoor activities, while still providing easy access to the city for work and entertainment. Not only is it lauded as one of Washington’s safest cities, but it’s also one of the best towns for families in the country. Thanks to its excellent school system and abundance of recreational activities, Maple Valley has grown into a popular suburb where families of all sizes work, play and thrive!

Located in Maple Valley, Overlook at Summit Park is a new Quadrant Homes community where residents can enjoy an active lifestyle, connect with nature and take advantage of many dining, entertainment and shopping opportunities. Fresh, modern homes are built for today’s way of life and reflect quality in every detail, from innovative architecture to designer touches. Opening in summer 2018, Overlook at Summit Park will feature 126 homes, built in Craftsman, Transitional Farmhouse and Prairie styles that complement the area’s natural setting.

Maple Valley offers residents small-town charm and endless possibilities for summer fun. Many options are walkable, or you and your family can adventure to a variety of scenic outdoor playgrounds in an hour or less. Plan a summer full of adventure for your family with this guide to the top activities in the area:

Family-Friendly Options

Summit Park and Ballfields
Expected to be complete in fall 2018, this 22.75-acre site will include baseball and multi-purpose fields, a dog park, picnic shelters, a skate park and access to the scenic Green to Cedar Rivers community trail, so there will be plenty to keep you and your family busy all summer long.

Green to Cedar River Trail
Just steps from your own backyard, the 5.5-mile Green to Cedar Rivers Trail is a great way to connect with nature, take a family walk and watch the wildlife.

Events and Entertainment

Lake Wilderness Park
Summer kicks off a full agenda of fun happenings and events at Wilderness Park, including a free concert series at the park’s natural amphitheater, Shakespeare in the Park and a 4th of July family picnic and fireworks show.

Four Corners Square
Located just minutes away, this popular shopping center is the perfect place to spend your summer afternoons window shopping and dining out with friends at one of the many diverse eateries.

The Great Outdoors

Mt. Rainier National Park
Surrounding the 14,410-foot, glacier-capped Mount Rainier, this 369-square-mile state reserve offers hiking trails, breathtaking mountain views and summertime wildflower meadows. You can also drive or hike to Sunrise, the highest reachable point in the park for a nearly 360-degree view of the surrounding valleys.

Gifford Pinchot National Forest
One of the best-kept secrets of the Mt. Rainier area, this preserve has more than a million acres of forest, mountains, river valleys and waterfalls, plus breathtaking views of Mt. Rainier and Mt. Adams. Go on a rejuvenating hike, get a thrill rock climbing or take the whole family for a weekend of camping.

Crystal Mountain Ski Resort
Only 56 miles from Maple Valley, Crystal Mountain Ski Resort offers fun all year long. In the summer, enjoy mountain yoga, horseback riding or a scenic ride on the Mt. Rainier Gondola that climbs more than 2,000 vertical feet to the summit of Crystal Mountain. At the top is an unparalleled view and the Summit House, the highest elevation restaurant in Washington.

Learn more about Overlook at Summit Park and see for yourself why Quadrant Homes has earned top customer service and quality ratings. Connect with a New Home Specialist at (866) 784-6637, or email

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