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Seward Park

Address: 5895 Lake Washington Blvd. S » directions
Phone: (206) 684-4396
Art Studio: (206) 722-6342

Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center
Seward Park Environmental & Audubon Center


Park Hours
Daily 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Special Announcement

Portions of the Shore Loop Road are closed. Seattle Parks and Recreation is replacing the domestic water system throughout Seward Park necessitating closure of sections of the Shore Loop Road (pedestrian and bike trail).

Parks’ contractor for the project, Jansen Inc., will temporarily close 1,000 feet of the road at a time during construction hours, Monday – Friday, between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. During these hours, visitors will not be able to detour around the construction area. There will be signs to indicate the area is closed and pedestrians and bicyclists will need to backtrack on the loop. For more information please visit the project page.

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is pursuing the construction of an underground storage tank in Seward Park to reduce combined sewer overflows (CSO) into Lake Washington. For additional information – including public meeting announcements, project documents and schedules – please visit SPU’s website for the Henderson North Basin.


Within the Seattle city limits, Seward Park boasts 300 acres of beautiful forest land, home to eagles' nests, old growth forest, a 2.4 mile bike and walking path, an amphitheater, a native plant garden, an art studio, miles of hiking trails, shoreline, beaches and more.

Visit the Friends of Seward ParkThis link will take you off the city of Seattle web site website. The site provides information about FOSP sponsored activities and work parties, Nature Center programs and other public events in the park. It also has a large (and growing) section on the natural history of the park.

Seward Park is home to the Seward Park Environmental & Audubon Center, a partnership between National Audubon Society and Seattle Parks & Recreation. The Seward Park Centers mission is to inspire exploration, discovery, and stewardship of the natural world through programs that promote healthy, sustainable communities.

Go to their website to learn about free and low-cost nature programs for the community and schools as well as restoration, citizen science, and volunteer opportunities.


In 1892 Seattle Park Superintendent E. O. Schwagerl proposed that the city buy Bailey Peninsula as part of its first Comprehensive Plan.
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Interested in learning more about the flora and fauna of the Puget Sound region? Do you love sharing nature with others? Then you might be the perfect candidate for the Seattle Volunteer Naturalist program.
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