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Address: 3801 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199
Visitors Center: (206) 386-4236 | discover@seattle.gov

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BY BUS

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BY CAR

I-5 Northbound

  • Take the Mercer Street exit.
  • Turn right at first stoplight onto Fairview Ave N.
  • At next set of stoplights go left onto Valley St.
  • Stay in far right lane that merges onto Westlake Avenue N.
  • Westlake Ave becomes Nickerson Street.
  • Go straight on Nickerson Street past Fremont Bridge and Seattle Pacific University.
  • Staying in left lane follow the sign to the Ballard Bridge/Emerson Street.
  • At 3 way stop take a left onto Emerson St.
  • Continue on Emerson St., through one stop light, until you get to a 4 way stop with a flashing light.
  • Turn right onto Gilman Ave W.
  • Gilman Ave W becomes W Government Way
  • Follow W Government Way until you come to the east entrance of the Park. (about 1/2 mile)
  • W Government Way becomes Discovery Park Blvd inside the Park
  • The Visitor Center will be on the left.

I-5 Southbound

  • Take the 45th Street Exit and head west (right).
  • Follow 45th, staying to the right.
  • 45th becomes 46th Avenue North.
  • Follow 46th until it becomes Market Street.
  • 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 Street.
  • Take a right onto Gilman Ave W at the 4 way flashing light.
  • Gilman Ave W becomes W Government Way.
  • Follow W Government Way until you come to the East entrance of the Park. (about 1/2 mile).
  • W Government Way becomes Discovery Park Blvd inside the Park.
  • The Visitor Center will be on the left.

Hwy 99 Northbound

  • Follow 99 to the Western Avenue exit.
  • Head north on Western Ave
  • Western Ave becomes Elliott Ave
  • Elliott becomes 15th Avenue W.
  • Follow 15th to the Dravus Street exit.
  • At stoplight take a left onto Dravus.
  • Take a right onto 20th Avenue W.
  • 20th will become Gilman Ave W at 4 way stop.
  • Gilman Ave W then becomes W Government Way.
  • Follow W Government Way until you come to the East entrance of the Park.(about 1/2 mile).
  • W Government Way becomes Discovery Park Blvd inside the Park.
  • The Visitor Center will be on the left.

From Downtown Seattle

  • Go west on Denny Way
  • Bear Right on to Elliott Ave
  • Elliott becomes 15th Avenue W.
  • Follow 15th to the Dravus Street exit.
  • At stoplight take a left onto Dravus.
  • Take a right onto 20th Avenue W.
  • 20th will become Gilman Ave W at 4 way stop.
  • Gilman Ave W then becomes W Government Way.
  • Follow W Government Way until you come to the East entrance of the Park.(about 1/2 mile).
  • W Government Way becomes Discovery Park Blvd inside the Park.
  • The Visitor Center will be on the left.

From Ballard

  • Head South on 15th Avenue NW
  • Go over the Ballard Bridge
  • Take the first right after the bridge onto Emerson Street.
  • Take a right onto Gilman Ave W at the 4 way flashing light.
  • Gilman Ave W becomes W Government Way.
  • Follow W Government Way until you come to the East entrance of the Park. (about 1/2 mile).
  • W Government Way becomes Discovery Park Blvd inside the Park.
  • The Visitor Center will be on the left.

To get to the North Parking Lot
Continue going through the park past the Visitor Center. Take a right following signs to get to North Parking Lot. Also see signs to Daybreak Star.

Beach Parking Permit
Permits for beach parking are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center Tuesday thru Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Permits are only for those who otherwise would not be able to get to the beach - families with children under 8, people over 62, and others who are not physically able to walk to the beach doe to and injury, illness or some other physical condition.

If you do not have a permit, you may receive a parking ticket from the Seattle Police Department if you are parked at the beach.


 
Updated February 28, 2012

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