Free Park-ing For Everyone

Free Park-ing For Everyone

The Trust for Public Land recently named Seattle’s public park system the eighth best in the nation. Study after study confirms the mental and physical benefits of access to nature, and 99% of Seattleites have it – within a 10-minute walk of our home. And no one neighborhood corners the market on great outdoor spaces. If you haven’t taken advantage of this unique PNW perk in a while, here’s 22 reasons to remind you to lace up and head out.


The Classics

Green Lake Park

Discovery Park (the city’s largest urban park)

Schmitz Preserve Park, Seattle (watch the city disappear)

Gas Works Park


For Gardens and Views

Lincoln Park

Lake Union Park

Magnuson Park (don’t miss the Art Deco architecture)

Volunteer Park (visit in July for a riot of blooming dahlias)

Washington Park and Arboretum

Mercer Slough Nature Park

Kerry Park


For Forests, Fountains, Waterfalls, and Mountains

Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park

Seward Park

Harborside Fountain Park in Bremerton


For Sculptures

San Juan Islands Museum of Art Sculpture Park

Myrtle Edwards Park


For Kids

Alkai Playground

Roxhill Park (“Castle Park” in kidspeak)

Othello Playground

Salmon Bay Park

Meridian Playground (don’t miss the storybook-inspired art)

Maple Leaf Reservoir Park



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