Walking and jogging trails through forest and upon wild and windswept grassy meadows. Steep sea cliffs with beach access and lighthouse. Reputedly Seattle's best birding spot. Native American cultural activities and art exhibits are at the park's Daybreak Star Arts Center. The 535 acre park is Seattle's largest, and is also home to the Fort Lawton Military Reservation. (City of Seattle, Department of Parks and Recreation web site.)
Gas Works Park. 2101 N. Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98103. Phone: 206-684-4075; TTY: 206-233-1509.
Japanese Gardens at the Arboretum. 1075 Lake Washington Boulevard E, Seattle, WA 98112. Phone: 206-684-4725.
Kubota Garden. 9817 55th Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98178. Phone: 206-684-4584.
The Kubota Garden Foundation. Office: 10915 51st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98178. Mail: PO Box 18946, Seattle, WA 98118-0946. Phone: 206-725-5060.
Myrtle Edwards Park. 3130 Alaskan Way W, Seattle, WA. Phone:
206-684-4075; TTY: 206-233-1509.
This park has 1.25-mile winding bike and pedestrian paths along Elliott Bay with views of the Olympics Mountains, Mount Rainier, and Puget Sound, easy access from downtown and easy connection to bike paths to Magnolia.
Northwest Garden Show. February
Five acres of gardens created inside the Convention Center.
Oxbow Park. 6430 Corson Avenue S, Seattle, WA. Phone: 206-684-4075; TTY:
Home to Hat n' Boots, Georgetown's most famous landmark. Premium Tex Texaco gas station built in the 1950's. The giant red cowboy hat served as the office and the elaborately painted cowboy boots housed the restrooms.
Victor Steinbrueck Park. 1600 Western Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101. Phone: 206-684-4075. GPS: N 47 36.555; W 122 20.517.
Waterfall Garden. 219 2nd Avenue S, Seattle, WA.
Secluded waterfall garden in Pioneer Square
Waterfront Park. 1407 Alaskan Way. Seattle, WA 98101. Phone: 206-684-4075. GPS: N 47 36.411; W 122 20.483.
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