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Address: 5898 Lake Washington Blvd. S, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone Number:
+1 206-684-4075
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00

Seattle's oldest park is still one of the most popular parks in the city.

Seattle's oldest park is still one of the most popular parks in the city.

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Great for a Stroll or Picnic

Lots of nice trails with views of the water and Mt. Rainier. A great place for kids to play or have a picnic.

Reviewed 3 days ago
Hayley B
Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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213 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of nice trails with views of the water and Mt. Rainier. A great place for kids to play or have a picnic.

Thank Hayley B
Hyderabad, India
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398 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Very nice place near the lake and entire drive from Seattle was scenic.Most beautiful especially with CHERRY BLOSSOMS IN FULL BLOOM on the way. Good picnic spot and place to relax.

Seattle, Washington
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38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Great neighborhood park on the shores of lake Washington. Good swimming beach in summer. Good for running all years long. Great visitor center and lending library. There is ample parking. If you are a tourist, this is a great way to experience the ambience of seattle as the locals do.

Thank Alison B
Seattle, WA
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44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This gem of a park offers picnicking, biking, swimming and a great kids park (esp 2-8 year olds). What people don't always try out is the great inner old-growth forest hiking trails. Or the wildlife-- from eagles to herons, coots, turtles, woodpeckers and owls among others. You should also check out the visitor center and their classes for all ages.

Thank MountainVistas
Seattle, Washington
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253 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

It is right next to Lake WA and not often super crowded. I wouldn't recommend going late at night or at dusk. But it is a great place to hang out for the day, especially when it is hot. Plan on going around lunchtime and having a picnic and it will make for a great/cheap day/date.

Thank dansonman22
Seattle, Washington
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808 reviews
352 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Seward Park can be very busy during the summer months. Rainy day visits are a favorite of mine. The trails tend to be empty. It is one the gems of the Seattle Parks department. If you haven't been you need to plan a visit.

2 Thank Alec D
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80 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We go walking the dogs here. Its a nice looped park, one side is the lake and one is the forest. Beautiful! The park does get a bit busy during the summer months. Parking can also be tight. There is a park with swings for kids to play and plenty of folks walk their dogs here. If you want to... More 

Thank Monica N
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous views and an amazing 2 Mike walk around the loop! A must see! There are picnic areas and swimming in the summer with life guards. Truly a special place!

Thank antiniovanderas
Vancouver, Canada
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68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Such a stunning park for a nice long walk next to Lake Washington under a canopy of old growth trees. Toward the end of the walk the lake curved into a small bay containing what felt like thousands of lily pads with pink and white lilies floating atop them. Peaceful bliss. Loved this park.

Thank kellysmall_21
Lawrence, Kansas
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970 reviews
571 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Seward Park is a thumb of land that sticks out into Lake Washington. This gives the park over 2 miles of lake view from the path that follows the lakeside. There are also multiple trails that wind through the interior of the park. In addition, there are play areas and a beach with lifeguards. This is picnic heaven.

Thank Robert S

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