This 100+ acre park near Edmonds is on the eastern shores of its namesake, Lake Ballinger. Fishing is available year round, and with beach access, barbeques, and picnic tables, it is an excellent place to spend an afternoon with the family.
Ballinger Park itself is 42 acres, a beautiful greenspace established after a golf course in the area closed in 2012. As a passive use park, the space has not been developed with a set trail system, but three access gates for people recreating on foot are available. One is near the boat launch, one near the clubhouse, and the last on the park's west boundary.
Note that the park does have wetland areas that are sensitive to human intrusion. Please do not disturb birds or wildlife during your visit to Ballinger Park.