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Mt. Rainier in the distance, viewed from the Space Needle

 

SEATTLE PARKS


Martin Luther King, Jr. Park

DESCRIPTION: A four acre park with a 30 foot African granite sculpture; waterfalls from the sculpture makes this a great place to relax

ADDRESS: Martin Luther King, Jr. Way South at South Massachusetts Street, Seattle

Flo Ware Park
DESCRIPTION: Flo Ware was a Black activist and humanitarian who received numerous awards for service and fostered 20 children before she died in 1981; small playground

ADDRESS: 28th Ave South and South Jackson Stree, Seattle

Powell Barnett Playground
DESCRIPTION: Named after an early Seattle pioneer who organized the Black YMCA, Barnett was a past president of Seattle Urban League and the prime architect who amalgamated of the local white and Black musicians unions in 1956; great place for kids; large playground, basketball courts, picnic areas

ADDRESS: East Jefferson Street at Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Seattle

Woodland Park
DESCRIPTION: Covering 188 acres including Woodland Park Zoo and Woodland Park Rose Garden; children's play area, tennis courts, athletic fields, picnic tables

DAYS & HOURS: daily 4a-11:30p

ADDRESS: 1000 North 50th at Phinney Ave North, Seattle

Discovery Park
DESCRIPTION: Largest city park in Seattle; over 500 acres with beautiful views of Puget Sound, Cascade and Olympic Mountains; dramatic sea cliffs, sand dunes, streams, forest groves, and protected tidal beaches; a relaxing place for reflection

DAYS & HOURS: daily 8:30a-5p

ADDRESS: 3801 West Government Way, Seattle

PHONE: 206-386-4236

Alvin Larkins Park
DESCRIPTION: Named after the first Black member of the Seattle World's Fair Marching Band

ADDRESS: East Pike Street and 34th Ave East, Seattle

Medgar Evers Pool
DESCRIPTION: Named after the slain Civil Rights leader; a mural at the site depicts the slave trade to America

ADDRESS: 24th Ave and East Jefferson Street, Seattle

William Grose Park
DESCRIPTION: Named after a Black Seattle pioneer who came to the city in 1860; he opened "Our House" inn and restaurant in 1876 and a hotel in 1883

ADDRESS: 30th Ave East between Denny and Howell Streets, Seattle

Seward Park
DESCRIPTION: Covering 277 acres; tennis courts, children's play area, bike and walking paths, hiking trails, native plant garden, art studio, picnic tables

DAYS & HOURS: daily 4a-11:30p

ADDRESS: 5898 Lake Washington Blvd, Seattle

Alki Beach Park
DESCRIPTION: Covering over 150 acres; featuring views of downtown, Puget Sound, and Olympic Mountains; popular place for rollerblading, volleyball, and bird-watching; over 2 miles of beach, walking and biking paths; picnic areas

DAYS & HOURS: daily 4a-11:30p

ADDRESS: 1702 Alki Ave, SW in West Seattle

Lincoln Park
DESCRIPTION: Covering over 100 acres; children’s play areas, salt water pool, tennis courts, nature trails, ball fields, picnic area, walking paths along the water, and beach access to Puget Sound

DAYS & HOURS: daily 4:30a-11:30p

ADDRESS: 8603 Fauntleroy, SW, Seattle

PHONE: 206-684-4075

Carkeek Park

DESCRIPTION: Covering over 200 acres; featuring views of Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains; nature trails, children's play areas, picnic areas; offers environmental education classes and beach access

DAYS & HOURS: daily 6a-10p

ADDRESS: 950 NW Carkeek Park Road, Seattle

PHONE: 206-684-0877

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
DESCRIPTION: Opened in 1975, 600 acre park featuring native wildlife; guided tram tour, various nature trails, Children's Discovery Center, gift shop and cafe

ADDRESS: 11610 Trek Drive East, Eatonville

PHONE: 360-832-6117

WEBSITE: http://www.nwtrek.org

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