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Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook

 
Address: 4503 Beach Dr SW, 98116 (Map It)
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PARK FEATURES

HOURS

6 a.m. - 11 p.m.

ABOUT THE PARK

One of Seattle's stunning viewpoints, Emma Schmitz Overlook is a great place to stroll, jog, or sit and gaze across the water at the Olympic Mountains.

Acreage: 17.4

HISTORY

Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook was donated in 1945 by Emma Schmitz "for park...and no other purpose whatsoever."

Schmitz (1864-1959) arrived in Seattle just after the Great Fire of 1889 to marry Ferdinand. They and their children became "assiduous builders of the city and region". The children became a University president, a banker and an industrialist.

(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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Photo by Laurel Mercury

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