I did not have much time this morning, but I wanted to let the boys run wild a bit, so we tried the Itani Park.
This linear park was donated to the City of Pullman by developers Rafik and Mary Sue Itani. It is essentially a small wetland surrounded by houses, some of which are still being constructed.
There is not a lot to Itani Park. There are no paved or well marked paths, but there is a dirt footpath that cuts from the Crestview parking area to Finch Way. At Finch Way there is a small paved portion of path into the park.
While there was not a lot to do, it gave the boys a chance to run around and find sticks and rocks, which they always enjoy. We also saw a number of birds, including quite a few quail. This would be a good mini nature experience for kids who are not ready to do much hiking, or for families who want to spend a half hour outdoors, but not at a playground.
I think a main use of the park is as a place to cut through the neighborhood to get to Sunnyside park. To do this, you can park at the Crestview lot, located approximately at Crestview and Campus View;
Then walk the dirt path straight to Finch Way. Turn Left, walk down to Itani, and turn Right on Itani. Then walk straight, crossing Center, and you will see the path to Sunnyside Park. (I did not walk this because I ran out of time!)