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Lawton Park

 
Address: 3843 26th Ave W, 98199 (Map It)
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(206) 684-4075 | Contact Us TTY Phone: (206) 233-1509

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PARK FEATURES

HOURS

4 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

ABOUT THE PARK

Visitors to Lawton Park can enjoy leisurely strolls down a wide pathway that carries the visitor through hills, woods and grassy lawns. There is also a dirt path that winds its way around maple trees and leads to three old picnic tables, as well as more primitive paths blazed by neighborhood children.

Acreage: 11.9

HISTORY

Lawton Park was purchased by the City in 1952, and named after the nearby Fort Lawton Army Base. The base was named after Major General Henry Ware Lawton, who was known for his capture of Chief Geronimo in 1886.

To learn more about Seattle Parks and Recreation, including historic landmarks, military base reuse, and the Sherwood History Files, view our Park History.

DIRECTIONS

BY BUS

> Plan a trip to Lawton Park

Trip Planner brought to you by King County Metro Transit

BY CAR

Heading North on I-5:

  • Take the Mercer St exit
  • Go right at first stoplight
  • At next set of stoplights go left
  • Stay in far right lane that merges onto Westlake Ave N.
  • Follow Westlake until you reach the Nickerson St.
  • Go straight on Nickerson St past Fremont Bridge and Seattle Pacific University.
  • Staying in left lane follow the sign to the Ballard Bridge/Emerson St.
  • At 3 way stop take a left onto a ½ circle viaduct and follow Emerson
  • Emerson becomes W Thurman St.
  • Turn right onto 24th Ave W
  • Then, take an immediate left onto W Thurman
  • Turn left onto 26TH Ave W.

Heading South on I-5:

  • Take the 45th St Exit and head west (right).
  • Follow 45th going west and stay to the right.
  • 45th becomes 46th Avenue North.
  • Follow 46th until it becomes Market St.
  • Continue on Market until you reach 15th Avenue NW.
  • Go left on 15th Avenue NW, following it over the Ballard Bridge.
  • Take the first right after the bridge onto Emerson St.
  • Emerson becomes W Thurman St.
  • Turn right onto 24th Ave W
  • Then, take an immediate left onto W Thurman
  • Turn left onto 26TH Ave W.

Heading North on Hwy 99:

  • Follow 99 to the Western Avenue exit.
  • Head north on Western to Elliott Elliott becomes 15th Avenue W. Follow 15th to the Dravus St exit.
  • At stoplight take a left onto Dravus.
  • Turn right onto 20th Ave W.
  • 20th Ave W becomes Gilman Ave W.
  • Turn Slight Left onto W Thurman St.
  • Turn right onto 24th Ave W
  • Then, take an immediate left onto W Thurman
  • Turn left onto 26TH Ave W.

From Downtown Seattle:
Go west on Denny Way to Elliott and follow directions for Highway 99.


VOLUNTEER

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PROJECTS & PLANNING

Parks & Green Spaces Levy
- Play Area Renovation









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