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About

Discovery Park is a 534 acre natural area park operated by the Seattle Parks and Recreation. It is the largest city park in Seattle, and occupies most of the former Fort Lawton site. The site is one of 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. The role of Discovery Park is to provide an open space of quiet and tranquility away from the stress and activity of the city, a sanctuary for wildlife, as well as an outdoor classroom for people to learn about the natural world. Maintained in its semi-natural condition the park will continue to offer a biologically rich and diverse natural area for urban dwellers and an unmatched opportunity for environmental education. 

Boating access available at 100' of shoreline north of the West Point Lighthouse and 100' of shoreline south of the West Point Lighthouse. Access is restricted to boats arriving by water only.

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Thank you for your donation through the Seattle Parks Foundation.

Discovery Park History

Fort Lawton & Discovery Park History

Fort Lawton originally occupied much of the northwestern part of Magnolia Bluff.

Current Project

Discovery Park Play Area Renovation

Play area is open. Join us for a community celebration and ribbon cutting event on Thursday, December 28.
Play Area Opening Celebration
Thursday, December 28, 2017
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
At the play area behind the Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center
3801 Discovery Park Blvd, 98199
Download the Celebration Poster

Discovery Park Master Plan

"The master plan, we believe, lays down guidelines which, if followed faithfully, cannot fail to create on this site a park which will be one of the great urban parks of the world-and a joy to this city forever."

Have your special ceremony here!

You can schedule an outdoor ceremony in almost any of our 400 parks, but this particular location is especially well suited for outdoor ceremonies. Please visit our outdoor ceremonies reservations site for more information.

Pickleball Conversion Pilot

Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Planning and Development Division is leading a pilot project to implement lining of multiple tennis court sites for pickleball. The sites will be lined for shared use by both pickleball and tennis players. There will be no changes made to the tennis nets. The tennis court sites were selected based on demand for more pickleball and the following feasibility criteria: accessibility, current court use, existing court conditions, and equitable distribution.

The following courts are potential courts recommended for pickleball:

  • South Park Community Center in southwest district
  • Georgetown Playfield in south-central district
  • Delridge Community Center in southwest district
  • Discovery Park Court in central-west district
  • Miller Community Center in central-east district
  • Soundview Playfield in northwest district
  • Green Lake Park in central-north district

Seattle Parks and Recreation will be gathering comments through Sept. 5, 2017. For questions or to comment on this pilot project please email pickleball@seattle.gov.