If you’re looking for a unique way to spend a Saturday afternoon, why not engage in a friendly yet competitive game of paintball? Playing the game of paintball is a fun way to pass the time for many age groups, and could even become the highlight of your next birthday party or family event. The Seattle area is home to a few elite paintball companies and playing fields, and depending on the weather, you can even choose whether you play indoors or outdoors.
Doodlebug Sportz
3303 McDougall Ave.
Everett, WA 98201
(425) 257-9800
www.doodlebugsportz.comDoodlebug Sportz is one of the most popular paintball companies in the Seattle area. It is family-owned and operated and offers both an indoor paintball arena in Everett, as well as an outdoor paintball park in Snohomish. The indoor arena has more than 20,000 square feet of space, while the outdoor park features six different battle maps players can choose from. Doodlebug Sportz also has its own sport shop that provides all of the paintball products and equipment needed for both new players and experienced paintballers.

Eastside Paintball
21685 Lake Fontal Road
Monroe, WA 98272
(425) 440-0845
www.eastsidepaintball.netEastside Paintball offers various packages for paintball play and all games are for private groups and supervised. Players will need to phone ahead and reserve a date and time, as well as provide a reservation deposit. Eastside Paintball uses public lands for its playing field, which includes 10 acres of wooded terrain, consisting of four different paintball courses. Eastside Paintball will take reservations for all days of the week and players will be required to have a Washington Discovery Pass in order to access the public park, used as a playing field.

Paintball Sports Park
6224 114th Ave. Ct. E.
Puyallup, WA 98372
(253) 840-6877
www.paintballsportspark.comThe Paintball Sports Park in Puyallup is about 45 minutes south of Seattle. It has a variety of themed playing fields including an air ball field, woodsball field and a castle field. Games at Paintball Sports Park are faster paced and strategic, and recommended for seasoned paintball players or those that have some previous experience in playing the game. Reservations are required for all player groups and can be made by phone or through the company website. Players can bring their own gear and equipment or rent Paintball Sports Park’s available paint, protective gear and equipment as part of the park’s admission packages.

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Monkey Time Paintball And Airsoft Field
17020 Burn Road
Arlington, WA 98223
(360) 799-5431
www.monkeytimepaintball.comLocated just north of Seattle in Arlington, Washington, Monkey Time Paintball and Airsoft Park is a large outdoor paintball field that encompasses more than 30 acres of wooded terrain. Players can choose to play on any of five different paintball courses, which vary by size and difficulty. Players may bring their own food and drinks, or purchase beverages such as bottled water and soft drinks, as well as snack foods that Monkey Time Paintball will have available. Reservations and deposits are required in advance to secure a date and block of play time.

ForestFire Paintball
17022 Burn Road
Arlington, WA 98223
(425) 879-2102
www.forestfire.comPlayers can choose from more than a dozen themed paintball game scenarios, including examples such as Alien, Capture the Flag, Terminator and Team Elimination. Players must be 10 years of age or older and reservations are required. ForestFire Paintball can accommodate both private paintball session players and groups, as well as airsoft groups and players.

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