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While Federal Way is still considered by most to be a bedroom community for Seattle, the city does offer much more than suburban housing. The paper giant, Weyerhaeuser, still employs thousands of residents at their Federal Way headquarters as do dozens of other businesses in the area. The newly updated shopping mall, The Commons at Federal Way, provides a shopping alternative for the entire south end area. Additional shops, restaurants, parks, businesses and services make it possible for many Federal Way residents to avoid rush hour drive into “the city” and visit only when the 20 mile trip is easiest. Transportation options make the trip smoother for those who do need to make the commute every day.
Swimming and water play is big in Federal Way. In addition to many lake and Sound beaches and there is an incredible Community Center, complete with a pool complexes, fitness center, climbing pinnacle, and a wide variety of events for kinds and families. The Weyerhaeuser-King County Aquatic Center has hosted the Goodwill Games and many other local, collegiate, national, and international swimming and diving competitions. Wild Waves draws crowds from miles around every summer to brave the water slides, wave pools, and roller coasters at Washington’s largest theme park. Federal Way is truely a paridise for families with children.
Nature lovers can choose from dozens of parks and trails in Federal Way. Camping, swimming, and hiking at Dash Point State Park; picnics, paddling, and playgrounds on Steel Lake; community and sporting events at Celebration Park; and birdwatching in the forested wetlands of West Hylebos State Park are just a few of our favorites. Another botanical delight in the area is the Rhododendron Species Garden which contains one of the world’s largest collections of Washington’s official state plant in its 22 acre display garden and nursery.