East Montlake Park
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4 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
ABOUT THE PARK
The starting point for miles of waterfront trails makes this park one of the most popular areas in the city. This is a great park between MOHAI and Huskies stadium with waterway in between. Cool features include a totem pole, large observation deck, benches, and walking paths, as well as a trail that connects to W. Montlake Park.Acreage: 7.1
Construction of the Portage Canal in 1885 and the Ship Canal in 1917 had little effect upon the physical conditions of West Montlake Park, for both canals preserved the level of Lake Union (Portage Bay) through a system of locks; the Ship Canal lowered the level of Lake Washington by 9 feet to the level of Lake Union. The Portage Canal locks were between Lakes Washington and Union and between Lake Union and Salmon Bay, while the ship canal locks were built in Salmon Bay, raising a portion of the tidal bay some 20 feet.
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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