Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center
Discovery Park sits conveniently in-between downtown and Ballard and offers a place of peace and tranquility for all to enjoy. The park offers unparalleled views of Puget Sound, spectacular birding opportunities and the most extensive hiking trails within the city.
Built in 1998, the award-winning environmental learning center offers a refuge for groups looking for a special retreat or gathering spot. One room overlooks a meadow and another is adjacent to a scenic courtyard area. They are perfect for professional retreats, birthday parties, board meetings, wedding receptions, memorials, potlucks and ceremonies. The building is centrally located in the park, near a trailhead for the 2.8 mile loop trail, a playground, a basketball court and a tennis court. The environmental learning center has two rooms available. The Judge Voorhees Room and the combined classrooms both accommodate up to 65 people. The classrooms individually seat 25. Parking is free.
- Classroom 1: 1000 ft2
- Classroom 2: 1000 ft2
- Judge Voorhees Room: 1150 ft2
Renters are welcome to use the 2'x 5' 6" tables, chairs, and a 60+ person coffee maker. Large screens, dry erase boards and a few easels are available for presentations in each room. Sinks are available in all of the rooms and a full kitchen with a dishwasher, refrigerator, oven, microwave and sink are available in the Judge Voorhees Room. We provide tables and chairs; you are responsible for room set-up and clean-up.
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