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Warren G. Magnuson

Warren G. Magnuson Park
Kite Flying

Warren G. Magnuson Park Information: (206)684-4946
Park Address: 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115 > directions
Administrative office visiting address: 6310 NE 74th St, bldg 30 southeast offices
Administrative office mail: 6310 NE 74th St., Suite 109E, Seattle, WA 98115

kite flying at 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 This link will take you off the city of seattle web site. 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 This link will take you off the city of seattle web site. 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. This link will take you off the city of seattle web site.

Updated November 23, 2009

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