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ABOUT THE PARK
This is a really cool viewpoint that overlooks the SR 520 floating bridges, Lake Washington, and Bellevue beyond. The UW stadium is also visible from here, and with its easy-to-access parking lot, makes for the perfect spot to spend your lunch hour.Acreage: 0.1
The acquisition of property to create Interlaken Park in 1908 was basically an enclosure of the 1896 bicycle path that made its way along the bluff and through the ravines in this area. The northern entrance to Interlaken Park was at 11th and Roanoke. By this time the Broadway trolley car had been extended northward on 10th Avenue, and those who enjoyed a stroll or hike along this highly scenic portion of the bike path would come by the trolley car, so this entrance became very popular. The west portion of Interlaken Boulevard split away from Delmar Drive and followed the Old Bicycle Path along the bluff and ravines to join the Interlaken Boulevard at Halfway House. Evidently little more than clearing, grubbing and park maintenance, if the path did in fact cross through this triangle, was done in this area till 1916. From this end of Interlaken Park there was a superior view of Portage Bay, the U.S., Laurelhurst, Lake Washington, and the Cascade Mountains. One could have watched the digging of the Ship Canal which was completed in 1917. One of the watchers could have been one of the originators of the Canal plan, Dr. Herman Bagley, except that he died about 1895.
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