Parks and Gardens
A trip to Alki Beach in West Seattle and along the beachfront has few equals in the city, with views of the Downtown Seattle skyline and Puget Sound.
Carkeek Park is a 216 acre park in northwest Seattle, adjacent to the Broadview neighboorhood, offering hiking trails, play and picnic areas, and a sand beach on Puget Sound.
Discovery Park is a 534 acre natural area park, located next to the peninsular Magnolia neighborhood in Seattle, and overlooking Puget Sound, with views of the Cascade and Olympic mountains.
GAS WORKS PARK AND LAKE UNION
Gas Works Park sits on the north end of Lake Union, a 19.1 acre public park built on the site of a former gasification plant.
GOLDEN GARDENS AND SHILSHOLE BAY MARINA
Golden Gardens Park is located next to Puget Sound in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, and to the south lies Shilshole Bay and Marina.
GREEN LAKE PARK
Green Lake Park is located in north central Seattle. The large lake is surrounded by a 2.8 mile path for runners, bikers, skaters and walkers.
Located within the Washington Park Arboretum, the Japanese Gardens are a 3-1/2 acre formal garden designed and constructed under the supervision of world-renowned Japanese garden designer Juki Iida in 1960.
Kubota Garden is a 20 acre Japanese garden located in the Rainier Beach neighborhood of Seattle.
Lincoln Park is a 135 acre public park in West Seattle, next to Puget Sound.
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL PARK
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park is a 4-1/2 acre public park in Central Seattle.
MYRTLE EDWARDS PARK
Myrtle Edwards Park is located along the Seattle waterfront, north of downtown and south of the Magnolia neighborhood.
SCHMITZ PRESERVE PARK
Schmitz Preserve Park is a 53 acre park on Alki Point in West Seattle. The park contains an old growth forest, walking paths, hiking and nature studies.
The Seattle Waterfront is a span of parks, piers, ferry and ship terminals, promenades and public spaces, stretching from Pioneer Square on the south to Shilshole Marina on the north.
Seward Park is a 300 acre peninsula on Lake Washington, located in southeast Seattle. A 2.4 mile bike and pedestrian trail loops around the perimeter of the park.
WARREN G. MAGNUSON PARK
Warren G. Magnuson Park is located on a mile-long stretch of Lake Washington shoreline in northeastern Seattle, in the Sand Point neighborhood.
WASHINGTON PARK ARBORETUM
The Washington Park Arboretum is a 200-acre park on the shore of Lake Washington, in the Madison Park neighborhood of Seattle, with over 40,000 trees, shrubs and vines from all around the world.