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Warren G. Magnuson Park
Warren G. Magnuson Park is arguably the best place to fly a kite. Sand Point Head (also known as "Kite Hill") is a grassy, 35-foot hilltop overlooking the waters of Lake Washington to the east. With no trees to trap your kite, Kite Hill offers clear views to the north and south. Mount Rainier too!).
Single- and dual-line kite fliers delight in Kite Hill. With each step, you'll hear dry grass crunching underfoot and feel the wind tossing your hair. Once you're flying, you can guide your kite over the water. Float, sink, turn, dive, flip and stall in the smooth, consistent winds. Please, no motorized model airplanes on the hill.
From Sand Point Way N.E., enter the park at N.E. 65th Street. Go straight ahead to the lake, then left (north) along the shoreline. Park next to Kite Hill and the Fin Art Project, near the swimming beach.
KiteFest began in 2003, as a welcomed annual kiting event for Northwest kite enthusiasts, families, and community. This one day event presented by The Model Family Mentorship Program is designed to encourage family wellness, teaches & promotes the hobby of kiting, and inform the community about Model Family efforts to strengthen families through volunteerism and mentorship.
Washington Kitefliers Association held their first Seattle Celebration of Kites Father's Day Fly in June 2001. Several hundred people attended the event which included kite flying demonstrations and kite making for kids.
If you want to fly a radio-controlled model airplane (which you can't do at Warren G. Magnuson Park), check out the clubs that have members-only fields in King and Snohomish counties. http://www.towerhobbies.com/rcwairclub.html
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