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Cascades for Kids

Mural by Kathleen Durkin



In 2008, Washington's National Park Fund provided $10,000 to create a dynamic, hands-on children's corner for the North Cascades National Park Visitor Center. The area includes a 23-foot mural, painted by former artist-in-residence Kathleen Durkin, featuring the landscape of the North Cascades. The activity area also features a Junior Ranger badge-shaped table, floor seating, custom lap desks, floor padding, improved lighting, and a bookcase filled with children's books, educational toys and park-themed games.

Photo provided by North Cascades National Park.