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Martha Washington Park

Address: 6612 57th Ave S, 98115 (Map It)
Seattle Parks and Recreation Information:
(206) 684-4075 | Contact Us TTY Phone: (206) 233-1509


Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is pursuing the construction of an underground storage tank across the street from Martha Washington Park to reduce combined sewer overflows (CSO) into Lake Washington. For additional information including public meeting announcements, project documents and schedules please visit SPUs website for the Henderson North Basin.

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6 a.m. - 10 p.m.


Martha Washington Park is a beautiful expanse of green lawn, trees, and waterfront - a great place to bring your picnic blanket and frisbee.

On a clear day, you can catch a glimps of Mount Rainier as you lounge under a tree and look out over Lake Washington.

Acreage: 9.6


Pioneer E. A. Clark, who was Seattles third schoolteacher, first owned the grounds of Martha Washington Park. The property changed hands several times until Everett Smith, who was later to serve for 22 years on the Superior Court, purchased it in 1889.

Smith built a youth camp on the site with help from the YMCA, and carved a hollow stairway for the children in an enormous Madrona tree.

In 1920, Judge Smith sold the property to the School District, which built the Martha Washington School for Girls.

In 1957, the State of Washington took over the site, and the grounds were sold to the City in 1972.

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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Henderson Combined Sewer Overflow Project
- Henderson CSO

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