Parks U to Z
Named for the adjacent Union Bay, the boglands and a collection of natural area properties around the Union Bay Natural Area.
Union Station Square is a 1600 square foot triangle at the intersection of Jackson, 3rd Ave S and 2nd Ave. It is home to a busy bus stop and contains several polished stones designed for seating and is surrounded by trees.
This small park is a traffic circle with two benches and some modest landscaping.
A multi-use community open space includes a performance area/plaza, rain gardens to improve stormwater quality, pedestrian pathways, lawn areas, basketball hoop, landscaped areas and other amenities. The design is sensitive to the view of the historic building's south façade.
This parkspace is a wooded slope rising above the Burke-Gilman Trail where it runs parallel to Riveria Pl NE just south of NE 125 St.
This park features two tennis courts, one baseball diamond and backstop, playground with slide, baby swings, a Rich Beyer sculpture of a sasquatch, adult exercise equipment and bathroom facilities.
Found at the end of the road, this small park offers tremendous views of downtown and the Cascades, as well as shipping, yachts, private boats etc. There are a few benches, and a small knoll for sitting under trees and taking in the sights, while its location keeps it relatively quiet.
Van Asselt Playground is located on Beacon Hill. It is an active park with amenities in easy walking distance.
Victor Steinbrueck Park is located at the north end of Pike Place Market. On a summer afternoon, the park bustles with a lively combination of neighborhood residents, visitors, tourists, and people who work in the area -all enjoying picnics, sunbathing, playing and relaxing on the park's lawn, benches, and tables.
This small neighborhood park is right behind a QFC store, with a creek and neighborhood on the other side, and features a small playground and short walking path, with benches and picnic tables to rest on.
Victory Heights Park has large grassy field surrounded by trees, a tennis court, play structure, slides and swings.
View Ridge playfield has accessible trails, softball fields, basketball courts, tetherball swing, and a wonderful forest.
A grassy lookout below steep slopes and brush, this park is suitable for a quick stop and a look at the lake while on your boulevard tour. Stairs lead up to 39th & John from the Boulevard.
This park started as the playground for the Lake City Elementary School. Parks acquired the site in 1987 when the school closed. In 2009 it was named for Virgil Flaim (1923-2006), who had deep roots in the Lake City Community. Involved with the Lake City Community Center for over 50 years, he served as its Executive Director from 1985-2004.
Located in the heart of Seattle, Volunteer Park is home to the Volunteer Park Conservatory and the Seattle Asian Art Museum. The Landmarks Preservation Board designated Volunteer Park as a Seattle Landmark on November 2, 2011. This historic Olmsted Park is beloved by residents and visitors alike.
Also known as "Millionaires' Row", this parkway is a green entry way street to Volunteer Park.
Wallingford Playfield has long been a popular neighborhood gathering place for tennis, picnics, wading pool splashing in summer, ball games, and playing-and now it has a new face. Its entirely new, deluxe play area, completed in the fall of 2004, includes a play structure specially designed for two- to five-year-olds, with a variety of slides. The wading pool was renovated, and all elements are wheelchair accessible. Park entrances were renovated and new lampposts added. Extensive landscaping surrounds the wading pool, and a crushed rock path around the playfield connects to the paths on the park's east end. Community volunteers renovated the park's short, steep west border into a vibrant native plant garden. New picnic tables, benches, and sitting boulders provide plenty of places to sit and read, rest, or watch children play.
The Wallingford Steps, a wide concrete staircase, connect N 34th St. with N Northlake Way, the Burke-Gilman Trail, and Gas Works Park. The steps with railings, benches, plantings on either side of the Steps, and a circular mosaic on the lowest of three landings create a pleasant atmosphere in which to enjoy the southward view of downtown and Lake Union. Pond, the brightly colored glass and etched-metal mosaic, by artists Benson Shaw and Clark Weigman, features a fanciful marine motif and other shapes based on artwork by local school children.
Seattle Parks and Recreation acquired the Walt Hundley Playfield at High Point, from the Seattle Housing Authority in 1977. The 11-acre playfield was developed in 1980, and consists of two baseball fields and a lighted turf soccer field used primarily by recreational sports groups.
Ward Springs Park is a neighborhood park located at the corner of 4th Ave and Ward St. at the base of Queen Anne. Formerly belonging to Seattle Public Utilities, this property provided all the water to Queen Anne. An historic pump house on the site displays part of the mechanism that performed this feat. A curved path leads by a play area, open lawn and over a dry streambed. The park has a spectacular view of the Space Needle and downtown.
Washington Park Playfield is located in the Washington Park Arboretum. It has fields for soccer, baseball, and softball and includes lighting and bleachers.
No boats land here any more. At this site just south of the Washington State Ferry Terminal, you'll find only a historic pergola built for the long-defunct Seattle Harbor Department in 1920, and views of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains. Note particularly the truncated ships' prows decorating the pergola high in front. Out in the water, you can still see the upright posts delineating the pier that was originally attached to the site. Immediately adjacent, the Port of Seattle's small Alaska Square has been closed to public access because its concrete has collapsed in places.
Comprising the area from Pier 57 to Pier 59, this park is lined with lamps, benches, and high, curving railings. From either of two pink metal viewing platforms, reached both by stairs and a wheelchair-accessible ramp, you can enjoy excellent views of the city skyline, the waterfront, the ships in drydock, container cranes, the West Seattle Bridge, Magnolia Bluff, Blake Island, Bainbridge, and, on a clear day, the Olympic Mountains. Occasionally you may even see a seal. Four coin-operated telescopes on the sidewalk offer view assistance.
Waterway 19 is one of many water access or moorage points enumerated around Lake Union, this one is reserved for public access for small watercraft such as kayaks and for wildlife habitat.
This park is new and still in the planning stages. Currently the park is restored to turf lawn. This site is a life estate transfer from George and DeLayne B. Watton.
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