Discovery Park in Seattle, Washington


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Parks in Seattle

Seattle parks and recreation spots are numerous and beautiful. From trails to majestic sceneries, you will find the true beauty of Seattle and its surroundings.

Discovery Park, Seattle

Seattle's Discovery ParkWalking and jogging trails through forest and upon wild and windswept grassy meadows. Discovery park is one breathtaking majesty. Situated on Magnolia Bluff overlooking Puget Sound, Discovery Park offers spectacular view of both the Cascade and the Olympic Mountain ranges. The secluded site includes two miles of protected tidal beaches as well as open meadow lands, dramatic sea cliffs, forest groves, active sand dunes, thickets and streams Reputedly Seattle's best birding spot. Native American cultural activities and art exhibits are at the park's Daybreak Star Arts Center. The 535 acre park is Seattle's largest, and is also home to the Fort Lawton Military Reservation. Location: 3801 W Government Way. Call 206-386-4236 for more info.

Seattle Volunteer ParkSeattle's Volunteer Park

Located in the heart of Seattle, this 43 acre park is home the Volunteer Park Conservatory and the Seattle Asian Art Museum. Location: 1247 15th Ave E. Call 206-684-4555 for more info.

Green Lake Park, Seattle

Seattle Green Lake ParkGreen Lake park is one of Seattle’s most beloved parks. Its expanse of water and green space in the center of a dense urban neighborhood draws thousands of people daily from all over the city. The 2.8-mile path around the lake provides a perfect recreational spot for runners, bikers, skaters and walkers and the adjacent 3.2 mile trail is ideal for joggers. Many others use the athletic fields or visit the park for boating, picnics and swimming. Location: 7201 East Green Lake Dr N. Call 206-684-4075 for more info.

Alki Beach

Alki Beach in SeattleAlik Beach is a great spot for a 2.5 mile walk any time of year, and in the summer draws joggers, rollerbladers, volleyball players, beachcombers, sunbathers, bicyclists and strollers out to enjoy the sun. Swimming in the waters is not a good idea as water temperature ranges from 46 to 56 degrees Fahrenheit. The whole beach offers spectacular views of Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains, and the flotilla of ferries, sailboats, steamships and other craft that ply Puget Sound waters. Location: 1702 Alki Ave. SW. Call 206-684-4075 for more info.