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Matthews Beach Park

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Address: 49th Ave NE & NE 93rd St (Map It)
General Parks Information: (206) 684-4075 | Contact Us
Wading Pool Hotline: (206) 684-7796

Opening for the Season

Lifeguarded beaches are closed for the 2014 summer season. Lifeguards will return for the 2015 season on June 20th.

Beach Hours

About the Beach

The beach is an ideal location for gatherings. Amenities include a nearby picnic area with grills, a children's play area, basketball courts, a swimming raft and lifeguards on duty in the summer. Restrooms and phones are available nearby.

Parking is available at the beach. As a stop on the Burke-Gilman Trail, the park is also easily accessible by bicycle.

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) needs to repair the Thornton Creek culvert under NE 93rd St. Thorton Creek passes through this culvert under the only road access to Matthews Beach Park and 51st Ave. NE on its way to the Lake Washington shoreline. The repair is expected to begin in August and will take approximately one to two months to complete. For additional information please see the project page, or contact:

Arnel Valmonte, SPU Project Manager
700 Fifth Avenue, Suite 4900
PO Box 34018
Seattle WA 98124
(206) 615-1438

Beach features

  • Swim Raft
  • Low Board
  • High Board
  • Pay Phone
  • Drinking Fountain
  • Public Restroom
  • Parking

Park features

Connected to Burke-Gilman Trail Children's play area Basketball court
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