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I-5 Collonade is a winding series of bike paths, trails, and an off-leash area running under the I-5 highway. This space helps link the Eastlake and Capitol Hill neighborhoods.
The Interbay Athletic Complex is a result of partnerships between the City of Seattle's Parks and Recreation and Interbay Golf Centers and Seattle Pacific University.
Interlaken Park is a densely wooded area on the north end of Capitol Hill. The paths and trails throughout the park are frequented by bikers, hikers and joggers.
Iverness Ravine Park is primarily a natural area.
Located within the Washington Park Arboretum, this is a 3 1/2 acre formal garden designed and constructed under the supervision of world-renowned Japanese garden designer Juki Iida in 1960. Visit the Japanese Garden website for a complete list of hours, admissions, and more. www.seattlejapanesegarden.org
Jefferson Park, the sixth largest park in the city, offers unparalleled views of the Duwamish River, the city and the Olympic Mountains. The Olmsted inspired path system flanked by trees offers a wonderful respite from city life along with many active opportunities. The covering of the reservoirs and two voter-approved Park levies transformed the park into a great community gathering place for southeast Seattle. It is the home to the Jefferson Park Golf Course, the Jefferson Community Center, Jefferson Lawn Bowling, Jefferson Skatepark and Beacon Mountain.
Jimi Hendrix Park is located next to the Northwest African American Museum in Seattle’s vibrant Central District, a thriving multi-cultural community near where Jimi Hendrix grew up.
The park is located next to NewHolly, a newly developed mixed-income community that replaced the Holly Park public housing and is still growing. In keeping with the neighborhood's growth and development, the park is slated for improvements in 2005 that include: picnic shelters, a plaza, an expanded children's play area, landscaping, and a community garden.
Judge Charles M. Stokes Overlook, named for civil rights advocate Charles Moorehouse Stokes, is one of the areas of the I-90 lid.
Judkins is a multipurpose park corridor in the Central Area. Its six-block strip of green enlivens the Rainier Valley with picnic, play and sports areas with wide grass fields, a skatespot, spraypark, and picnic tables.
Julia Lee's Park was established in 1993 by her husband, C. Calvert Knudsen, as a memorial. The park holds an Italianate garden with handsome wooden benches and has become a green and peaceful meeting place for Madison Valley residents of all ages.
Junction Plaza is located near the Alaska Street Junction in West Seattle. This space is designed to provide both a destination and pass-through park in the junction of the traditional business and the growing mixed use area to the east. The design creates an open space geared toward encouraging casual daily use for relaxing, eating or people watching, that can also be used for Junction Association festivals like the West Seattle Festival and intermittent programs.
This historic landscape was originally created for Katie Black, an early Seattle settler. The community rallied to preserve it and has worked hard to remove blackberries and restore the garden.
An unsurpassed view of Elliott Bay and the Central City, with an occasional backdrop of Mount Rainier, draws camera buffs to this spot. At sunset they often line the wall just as the city and the sound are beginning to glow with lights. At night it becomes almost a fantasy scene, with brightly lit ferries gliding across the water and the Space Needle shining from its 500-foot pedestal.
Named by area real estate developer, Dr. Edward Corliss Kilbourne (1856-1959 -- died at age 103), a dentist and electrical engineer, founder of an electric street railway. The name probably reflects the shape of this triangle and its location at N 57th St and Keystone Pl N.
This small space is a greenbelt located beside Fauntleroy Elementary School.
A roughly pie-shaped, two-tiered park, Kinnear is bigger, grassier, and woodsier than the parks on the upper part of the hill, and offers closer views of the city and the sound. It is dominated here by the grain elevators of Pier 86, where ships dock to be fed their cargoes through snaking tubes. You can also spot joggers moving antlike along the narrow green of Myrtle Edwards and Elliott Bay parks on the shoreline. For a different, quieter mood, descend into Lower Kinnear on a narrow pathway, which leads to a tennis court, and walk among glacial boulders and maple trees. (Excerpt from Enjoying Seattle Parks by Brandt Morgan.)
A street triangle formed where W Queen Anne Driveway meets Queen Anne Ave N at W Roy St.
The park was named Kirke which means church in Norwegian. This name pays tribute to both the Norwegian heritage of the neighborhood and the history of the site. This site was home to the Church of Seventh Elect in Spiritual Israel for more than 90 years.
Kiwanis Memorial Preserve Park is one block east of Discovery Park in the Magnolia neighborhood. This park was named the city's first Wildlife Sanctuary in 2010. It is home to Seattle‘s largest nesting colony of Great Blue Herons. The herons make their nests there from February through July or August each year.
This terraced hillside on the northeast edge of the International District is adorned with Mt. Fuji cherry trees and laced with ground vines and pathways winding alongside the freeway. The trees and a four-ton, 200-year-old Yukimidoro stone lantern on the hilltop were gifts from the people of Seattle's sister city, Kobe, Japan. Since Yukimidoro means "View of the Snow", keep your eyes open for Mount Rainier to the south. The park provides pleasant witting, viewing, and walking between S. Washington and S. Main, with an eye-level view of the cars flashing along the freeway.
Hidden in South Seattle, Kubota Garden is a stunning 20 acre landscape that blends Japanese garden concepts with native Northwest plants. The city acquired the property, which is an historic landmark, in 1987 from the estate of master landscaper Fujitaro Kubota. Kubota was a horticultural pioneer when he began merging Japanese design techniques with North American materials in his display garden in 1927. The Gardens are a spectacular setting of hills and valleys, interlaced with streams, waterfalls, ponds, bridges, and rock out-croppings with a rich array of plant material.
Small triangle southeast of the intersection of NE 125th Street with Lake City Way, in the angle formed by 31st Ave NE curving west to meet Lake City Way. It has some shrubbery and a flagpole.
This is a cool paved park in Lake City that offers some great people-watching opportunities! It's proximity to shopping and dining also makes it a great place to take a rest on busy shopping days.
This half-acre of forested land provides views north to downtown Seattle and east to the Cascades. It also preserves a green oasis just blocks from Rainier Ave. S. A flat area at the top of the park includes benches and boulders to sit on and a picnic table. Follow the trails to read interpretive signs that help identify native plants. The park incorporates a walkway and public stairs in the Bradford St. unopened right-of-way, connecting the residential neighborhood at the top of the hill with the Rainier commercial district at the bottom of the hill.
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