Parks and Open Spaces
2526 244Th Ave SE, Sammamish
This park, once a private resort, is now a city park. The north side of this park has a quiet atmosphere with access to Beaver Lake, rental facilities and an open grass area while the west side has more facilities.
10425 8th Ave NE, Seattle
This area, made up of several contiguous parcels, includes wooded areas, wetlands and several trails. It is also home to an active beaver pond.
Bell St between 1st and 5th Ave, Seattle
This park like corridor through the hear of Belltown has one lane of traffic and art, landscaping, and open spaces. The continuous level pavement encourages pedestrians, cyclists and cars to share the space.
12001 Main Street, Bellevue
The Bellevue Botanical garden comprises 53-acres of cultivated gardens, restored woodlands, and natural wetlands. It showcases plants that thrive in the Pacific Northwest. A visitor center hosts many events throughout the year.
10201 NE Fourth St., Bellevue
This oasis of green has a promenade, stepped canal, waterfall cascading into a reflecting pond and large lawn perfect for picnics. The park’s delightful play area and formal gardens add to family enjoyment and serve as a backdrop for community events.
Bellevue Ave E & Bellevue Pl, Seattle
Bellevue Place is small grassy slope overlooking Lake Union across I-5. A short bike path runs through along bottom of the hill, connecting Melrose Ave E to a bridge over the highway to Eastlake Avenue
This park is home to three historic cottages that ones hosted writers from a writers-in-residence program. Two are still used by writers while the open spaces are maintained by the community.
This park has a stunning view across Elliott Bay to downtown Seattle, and on clear days to the Cascade Mountains and Mt. Rainier. Belvedere Viewpoint is a popular spot for scenic photos and as a backdrop for wedding and other ceremonial photos.
Belvoir Place is a small waterfront park located at 42nd Avenue NE near Surber Drive NE in Laurelhurst. Located in Laurelhurst, this small park overlooks Union Bay. Belvoir Place has been designated a “Pesticide Free Park”.
Benefit Playground is located at 38th Avenue S and S Benefit Street. Developed in 1982, the park features basketball hoops, benches, landscaping, pathways, a picnic shelter and a children’s play area.
810 4th Ave. NW, Issaquah
This 2 acre open space park site is located in Olde Town Issaquah on the main stem of Issaquah Creek. Wildlife enhancement and riparian corridor/in-stream habitat restoration projects are currently underway at the park site.
This wide, rectangular field is perfect for throwing balls with grassy side slopes that your dog can run up and down. It has art, including a giant reposing blue dog. As a catchment area for excess water, it can get muddy during the rainy season.
Louisa Boren Park is a stunning scenic viewpoint lined with benches, with a panorama of Lake Washington and the Cascades. A jogging path runs through the park, and a sculpture sits in the shelter of tall trees.