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Matthews Beach Park

Address: 5100 NE 93rd St, 98115 (Map It)
Seattle Parks and Recreation Information:
(206) 684-4075 | Contact Us TTY Phone: (206) 233-1509

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6 a.m. - 10 p.m.


Matthews Beach is Seattles largest freshwater bathing beach.

Acreage: 22


The park is named for pioneer John G. Matthews, who had his homestead on the site in the 1880s. The park is an ideal stopping place for bicyclers on the Burke-Gilman Tail- in fact, the outline of the original cove is suggested by the Burke-Gilman Trail, which was once the tracks of the Northern Pacific Railroad. In the 1940s, the area south of the main beach was the site of Pan American World Airways offices, and the dock for Pan Americans "Clipper Ships"- the worlds first amphibious commercial air transports over the ocean. The City purchased the first ten acres of Matthews Beach in 1951.

(Excerpted from Brandt Morgans Enjoying Seattles Parks.)

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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Culvert Repair Project
- NE 93rd Street Culvert Repair Project

Major Maintenance
- Pavement restoration

Parks & Green Spaces Levy
- Play Area Renovation
- Bathhouse renovation

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