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How many public parks are in Seattle?

How many public parks are in Seattle?

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) manages a 6,441-acre park system of over 489 parks and extensive natural areas. SPR provides athletic fields, tennis courts, play areas, specialty gardens, and more than 25 miles of boulevards and 120 miles of trails. The system comprises about 12% of the city’s land area.

Are Seattle parks open to the public?

Almost all parking lots are open. Exceptions: the Green Lake west lots near the row house; lower and upper Woodland Park except for the lots near the ballfields; Atlantic St. Boat Launch; and the upper lots at Seward Park due to a long-term construction project. (Lower lots are open.)

What is the largest park in Seattle?

Discovery Park
Discovery Park is a 534 acre natural area park operated by the Seattle Parks and Recreation. It is the largest city park in Seattle, and occupies most of the former Fort Lawton site.

Why is Seward park closed?

“Because of difficulties hiring enough qualified people this summer, together with residual staffing impacts from the pandemic, there just aren’t enough lifeguards for all the planned swimming beaches,” the parks department said after basing the decision to close Seward Park’s beach “on a combination of equity …

Where is the best view of Seattle?

The Best Views in Seattle

  • Sunset Hill Park.
  • Great Wheel.
  • Mt.
  • Ella Bailey Park.
  • MBar.
  • Maggie Bluffs.
  • The Fog Room.
  • The Space Needle. Seattle’s most iconic landmark is the obvious choice for its 360-degree panoramic view of the city.

How many state parks are in Seattle?

The three national parks in Washington State house majestic peaks, ancient forests, secluded lakes, and more. Better still, each is easily accessible and only a few hours from Seattle.

Where can I swim in Seattle 2021?

2021 Season

  • Madrona (853 Lake Washington Blvd.)
  • Magnuson (6505 NE 65th St.)
  • Matthews (9300 51st Ave. NE)
  • Madison (1900 43rd Ave. E)
  • Mount Baker (2301 Lake Washington Blvd. S.)
  • Pritchard Island (8400 55th Ave S.)
  • West Green Lake (7312 W Green Lake Dr.)

Can you swim at Seward Park Seattle?

Swimming Beach Starting June 26, Seward Park Beach will be open daily, weather permitting, from noon to 7 p.m. on weekdays, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Beaches will be open until Labor Day.

Is Seward Park safe to swim?

Swimming will still be allowed at Seward Park — it’s technically allowed within 50 feet of most park shores — but Schulkin advised against it. “Please swim at a lifeguarded beach,” she said, adding that people should consider wearing floatation devices and avoid swimming alone. The risks are real.

Can I see Mount Rainier from Seattle?

You can see Mt. Rainier standing at 14,411′ from Downtown Seattle and as far away as Victoria B.C. and Oregon. Fun fact, it’s the largest glaciated mountain in the lower 48 with 26 named glaciers.