Parks A to D
This is a woonerf designed park which provides pedestrians and cyclists priority on the street. This technique of shared spaces, traffic calming, and low speed limits contributes to improved pedestrian, bicycle, and automobile safety.
This little neighborhood park features a sand pit for the kids and a long hillside slide that is a lot of fun! There are benches and a small lawn area overlooking the park where parents can sit and watch the kids play. It is connected to the SW Queen Anne Greenbelt, and provides access to its hiking paths via the staircase next to the hillside slide.
In the shadow of the Ballard Bridge, this small ramp leads into the Lake Washington Ship Canal. The site offers two piers, two launch lanes, and is one of Seattle's free of charge launch ramps.
This park is a small community green space with deciduous trees and ground cover.
32nd Ave W boat launch is a hand carry boat launch beach at the southern street end of 32nd Avenue West in Magnoli. It provides lovely views of the Puget sound and surrounding shoreline.
Originally a surplused Seattle City Light substation, this park is now a cozy neighborhood place to relax and play. Park features include a large lawn area, landscaping, paths, neighborhood gathering area, and interactive features for children's play. Of particular note are the mural arches, lovely marble chess tiles, and entry columns with tiles designed by renowned northwest artist Alden Mason.
Built on a steep hillside, Ernst Park is comprised of a spiraling path of water-permeable concrete, bordered by artful garden-bed walls that park designer Lynn Thompson created to serve as seating.
Adams Street hand-carry boat launch is a 50-foot section of shoreline located at the northern end of the public parking lot at Adams St. and Lake Washington Blvd. S.
This little park is just about in the back yard of the Lake City Branch of the Seattle Public Library. Come and relax while your little ones enjoy the accessible sandbox, slide and whirl.
Alki Beach Park
Alki Playfield adjoins the Alki Elementary School and Alki Community Center. The park features basketball, an innovative play area accessible to youngsters with disabilities, restrooms, a soccer field, a softball field, and accessible tennis courts. It is also home to the popular Whale Tail sculpture, a sand play area, artwork and landscaping with stone built into the walkways and landscape beds.
Alvin Larkins Park provides a place of respite for the neighbors and merchants in the nearby Madrona business area. Seattle Parks and Recreation bought the land for the park, located at the corner of E Pike St. and 34th Ave. E in Madrona, in 1973 and developed it in 1975. It features benches set along a path that winds through the park; it is landscaped with maple, pine and fir trees, and has an expanse of lawn that's perfect for tossing a Frisbee or a ball. In spring the cherry trees provide a pop of pink. This popular neighborhood gathering place hosts picnics, barbecues, music and other events.
Amy Yee Tennis Center offers 10 indoor courts, 6 outdoor courts and a wide array of programs.
Andover Place is a narrow path between buildings, providing public access to the beach. Tree trunks washed up on the beach make excellent spots to sit and enjoy the view.
Arroyos Natural Area is an undeveloped area in a quiet neighborhood with great views of Puget Sound.
Atlantic City Boat Ramp is one of Seattle Parks and Recreation's launching sites for power boats. Located in a protected cove along Seward Park Avenue south of Beer Sheva Park at the intersection of S Henderson Street, Atlantic City is the southernmost Seattle boat ramp on Lake Washington.
Atlantic Street Park is the possible birthplace of "Princess Angeline", daughter of Chief Seattle. A log cabin that once stood about 100ft from the corner of the park where her birthplace may have been. This park is now a great neighborhood playground along the I-90 interstate corridor with seating, playground equipment, adult fitness equipment, paths, and respite.
B.F. Day Playground is adjacent to B.F. Day Elementary School in Fremont, at the corner of Fremont Avenue N and N 41st Street. The park has a children's play area that is accessible to youngsters with disabilities and comes complete with a slide, climbing features, baby swings, a whirl, and a bouncy-spring toy!
Bagley Viewpoint is one of our many fine viewpoints that overlook the SR 520 floating bridge, Lake Washington, Bellevue, and beyond. The UW stadium is also visible from here, and with its easy-to-access parking lot, makes for the perfect spot to spend your lunch hour.
Baker Park has a small "natural play" area - no play equipment, only wood chips and two large rocks - with a pedestrian path that meanders through it, and a Totem Pole made from a monkey puzzle tree.
Ballard Commons Park features a skate bowl, water feature, engaging public art, relaxing seating areas and lawns and ADA accessible walkways. The park forms part of a new municipal center in Ballard, with a Seattle Public Library branch and Neighborhood Service Center.
This cool, small neighborhood park includes a bike rack, walking path, a bench, cement couches (like a living room!), abstract jungle-gym, and interpretive park entryway.
Ballard Playfield is adjacent to Ballard Community Center and Adams Elementary School. It is a multi-purpose playfield featuring a children's play area and a soccer/baseball/softball field.
The Bar S "Little League" Playground in West Seattle features two grass youth baseball fields.
Bayview Playground features a grass baseball field, basketball hoops, a children's play area, and restrooms.