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ABOUT THE PARK
Slow down, or you'll miss this combined outlook-boulevard-picnic park at Hillside Drive, just where Lake Washington Boulevard E. begins its switchbacking descent to Lake Washington. The lookout is planted with peonies backed by a stone wall, and has a good view of the lake and the Cascades. Just to the right of the lookout, a trail leads down to meet the next boulevard loop beneath a magnificent coastal redwood tree.
Olmsted Bros., landscape architects of Brookline, Mass., proposed a major parkway along the shores of the Lake Washington, which once was Chief Leschi of the Nisqually Tribe favorite campsites. The first viewpoint in the park was developed in 1910 with an excellent view of Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountains (160’ above the lake). A second viewpoint was developed in 1947 with a bench facing the view.
To learn more about Seattle Parks and Recreation, including historic landmarks, military base reuse, and the Sherwood History Files, view our Park History.
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PROJECTS & PLANNING
Vegetation Management Plan