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Kilbourne Park

 
Address: 9131 California Ave SW, 98136 (Map It)
Seattle Parks and Recreation Information:
(206) 684-4075 | Contact Us TTY Phone: (206) 233-1509

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HOURS

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

ABOUT THE PARK

This is a little greenbelt and childrens wild haunt beside Fauntleroy Elementary School. Slide down a steep non-trail to a questionable Fauntleroy Creek and then try to get back up again.

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

Acreage: 0.66

HISTORY

Kilbourne Park was a gift given to the City in 1951 for park, camping, playground, and stadium purposes. It was to be named Kilbourne Park after the donor Dr. Edward Corliss Kilbourne, who envisioned an amphitheater together with the adjacent school. Dr. Kilbourne came to Seattle in 1873 becoming the foremost dentist in the Northwest, establishing the Washington Dental Association and State Dental Code.

(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.

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