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Viretta Park

 
Address: 151 Lake Washington Blvd E, 98112 (Map It)
Seattle Parks and Recreation Information:
(206) 684-4075 | Contact Us TTY Phone: (206) 233-1509

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PARK FEATURES
  • Woods

HOURS

4 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

ABOUT THE PARK

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. It could also be a delectable stop around mid-August when the blackberries are ripe. Stairs lead up to 39th & John from the Boulevard.

(Excerpt from Enjoying Seattle's Parks by Brandt Morgan)

Acreage: 1.8

HISTORY

Viretta Park was named by C.L. Denny, in honor of his wife VIRETTA Jackson Denny, a relative of Andrew Jackson, the 7th President (1829-1837). In 1909 all the parks in the local subdivision had been improved with lawn and shrubbery.

(Edited from the files of Don Sherwood, 1916-1981, Park Historian.)

To learn more about Seattle Parks and Recreation, including historic landmarks, military base reuse, and the Sherwood History Files, view our Park History.

VOLUNTEER

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PROJECTS & PLANNING

Vegetation Management Plan
- Viewpoints Vegetation Management Plan



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