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College Street Ravine
Also known as Duwamish Head Greenspace, this property is a natural area.
Colman Park
Colman Park is located just south of the old Lake Washington Floating Bridge. The beach itself is adjacent to Mount Baker Bathing Beach, but is a part of Colman Park. The beach features grass, big drooping willows, and picnic tables. If you've brought along your Frisbee, football, soccer ball, or volleyball, the grass to the north makes a friendly playing ground.
Colman Playground
The old Colman School provides a backdrop to the carefully maintained Colman Playfield. The Children's PlayGarden is under construction south of the ADA accessible basketball court. With the bike trail running along the edge of the playfield, and picnic tables tucked in the shade across the trail, Colman playfield is an easy place to get to and a great place to exercise and relax.
Columbia Park
Along busy Rainier Avenue, Columbia Park offers open grass and two magnificent maple trees beside the Columbia Branch of the Seattle Public Library. This park serves as a buffer against the traffic, and provides a great place to pour over newly borrowed books. The park was annexed to the city in 1907.
Commodore Park
Following the pathways down the hillside will afford the visitor with great views of the Lake Washington Ship Canal, where foaming water flows through the spillways and ships can be observed traversing the government locks. There is the opportunity for a short, comfortable walk along the promenade, where one can take advantage of park benches and cozy shelters, before reaching the canal itself, where the fish ladder is clearly visible.
Corliss Place
Named by real estate developer William D. Wood (1858-1917) in honor of Corliss P. Stone (1838-1906), Seattle's third mayor. Stone was active in the development of residential property, platting the neighborhoods of Wallingford and Fremont. This park is a small triangle.
Cormorant Cove
Named for cormorant birds that can be seen in the area, this small water access space has a boat access for hand-carried non-motorized boats. The upper part has accessible viewing platforms, one with a mosaic and a route down to the beach.
Cottage Grove Park
Located in the Delridge area, is part of three parks known collectively as the Delridge Parks. Together with Puget Boulevard Commons and Greg Davis Park, Cottage Grove Park creates a large area of open space/park land that includes passive and active recreational elements.
Counterbalance Park
The Counterbalance Park is relatively level, 12,000 square feet, and named for the former trolley that ran there. A variety of neighborhood residential and commercial buildings are visible from the site. Queen Anne Avenue North and Roy Street are both heavily traveled arterials. Traffic signals and crosswalks allow pedestrian access to the site. Be sure to stop by for the evening light show!
Cowen Park
A generally quiet enclave north of the University of Washington, Cowen Park is tacked onto the west end of Ravenna Park, adding grassy play and picnic areas to the ravine that descends toward the southeast. Here you will find a softball field, a few picnic tables and barbecue pits, a play area with swings and climbing bars, and restrooms. Three tennis courts are located just east of the 15th Avenue Bridge. In the summer, Cowen is a popular sunbathing spot.
Crescent Place
This small circle, near Green Lake, is a turn around at the end of Orin Ct N, just after it crosses N 75th St
Crown Hill Glen
Located in the Crown Hill neighborhood, has many trees and native plants, boulder seating areas, and a winding nature path. It is a quiet spot at the convergence of two street ends, connected by a staircase.
Crown Hill Park
This park, located at Holman Road NW and 13th Avenue NW, includes ballfield renovations, walkways, entries, open space, areas for play, seating, plantings and a skate dot (small park). It is located on property purchased from the Seattle Public Schools. This 1.71-acre acquisition fulfills one of Crown Hill’s longstanding community goals in its neighborhood plan.
Daejeon Park
Adjacent to Sturgus Park, Daejeon Park is named for Seattle's sister city in Korea. It features Korean style pagoda and open space.
Dahl Playfield
Originally called the Ravenna Swamp and then the 80th Street Playground. It was renamed Dahl Playfield in 1955 to honor Waldo J. "Red" Dahl (1902-1988), who was a member and occasional president of the Board of Park Commissioners for various years between 1934 and 1968.
Dakota Place Park
Dakota Place Park is located in West Seattle within walking distance of many shops, restaurants and activities along California Avenue.
David Rodgers Park
This beautiful park, built on a steeply sculptured hillside, is in the upper portion of 1st Avenue W. Here you will find a play area, three tennis courts and public restrooms. Follow the paths that wind down grass-covered knobs and knolls to the Queen Anne Bowl and North Queen Anne Elementary School.
Day Street Boat Ramp
Named for S. Day St, which ends at Lake Washington at this park, this is a hand carry boat launch area.
Dearborn Park
This park sits on Beacon Hill just north of the Dearborn Park Elementary School and just east of a clovered, dandelioned swath of grass towering with City Light's power lines. Area children have been at work carving out trails through the leafy wilds here, while bike trails provide evidence of some more uses for the park. Two graveled and lighted pathways extend through the park, while a play area and softball field wait nearby.
Delridge and Myrtle Park
Delridge and Myrle Park is an undeveloped greenspace at the intersection of Myrtle Street and Delridge Way Southwest.
Delridge Playfield
The playfield is adjacent to Delridge Community Center and features large open lawn spaces perfect for playing catch or flying a kite, big trees, and a playground for the kids.
Denny Blaine Lake Park
Denny Blaine Lake Park is a pocket park offers a small lake and a "train station" type shelter. This is one of five small parks in the area donated by the Denny-Blaine Land Company, a real estate development company. The parks are Minerva Fountain (commonly known as Denny-Blaine Lake Park), Stevens Park, Viretta Park, Children's Park (now Howell Park), and Whitman Place (now Denny-Blaine Park).
Denny Park
A peaceful green island in a sea of traffic, Denny Park lies on the central business district's northern fringe, and is surrounded by major thoroughfares. Broad pathways planted with rhododendrons and azaleas lead to a central circle surrounded by thick crowned maples, pines, and other trees shield the grass and its sprawling occupants from city noises until it's time to return to the working world. The central offices of the Parks Department are at the west end of the park.
Denny Blaine Park
The grassy unlifeguarded beach is surrounded by an old stone wall, which marked the shoreline before 1917, when the lake level was lowered nine feet by the construction of the Lake Washington Ship Canal. There is enough room for a volleyball net above and quiet picnics and sunbathing below.(Excerpt from Enjoying Seattle's Parks by Brandt Morgan)
Discovery Park
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.
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