Saint Edward State Park, Kenmore

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Saint Edward State Park is a 316acre-park in Kenmore, Washington and Kirkland, Washington. It is part of the Washington State Park System. Before becoming a Catholic seminary and later a state park, the area was logged in the 19th century and again in the 1920s. A series of trails runs through the park for bicyclists and hikers. The forest canopy is primarily made up of the Coast Douglas-fir, Western Redcedar, Bigleaf Maple, Pacific Madrone and Western Hemlock. Its dense carpet includes many varieties of fern (mainly Western Sword Fern), shrub and moss. It is flanked on the west by an undeveloped beach on Lake Washington. The park surrounds the Saint Thomas Center, which houses Bastyr University.FacilitiesSaint Edward Seminarythumb The park's most singular feature is the Saint Edward Seminary, listed on the Washington State Heritage Register since 1997 and added in April 2007 to the National Register of Historic Places. This large, historic building has fallen into disrepair in recent years. It is not currently accessible to the public except by special arrangement, e.g. renting the refectory for special events.
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  • What a wonderful place to hike and feel deep in nature, but still close to town. Access to LakeWashington, a fun wood play structure for hours of entertainment for the little ones, plenty of open spac...  more »
  • Great place for a quick Hike in the woods. Has some nice uphill challenges. Dog friendly, Walk down to the lake and let the pooches or kids take a dip. Has bike trails as well. You need the discover p...  more »
  • This park has so mu h to offer. Miles of walking/mountain bike trails,a great playground for kids, picnic tables and lots of open grassy area. There is also and event venue. There are concerts in the ...  more »
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  • Amazing inner city escape. Great hiking/biking/running trails with access to Lake Washington if you can handle the hike back up. Big open areas to work play sets for kids. I remember learning how to ride my bike here many many years ago an it's still a great space for family outings or a quick trip into the woods.
  • Wonderful trails down the the waterfront of Lake Washington. For all skill levels there are hiking and biking trails just be prepared for the incline that takes you to the water and be prepared for the steep walk back up. Lots of little nooks to stare at the water in relative privacy and dogs are welcome as long as they are leashed.
  • Beautiful park with fun backwoods trails. The kids playground has lots of neat equipment. Buy a discovery pass before you come, since they don't sell them nearby.
  • Well maintained park. Great play area for kids. Nice biking and walking trails. There are multiple trails, simple and hard. They are clearly marked. There is a nice building in the park whose public Access is closed. I wish they would let us see it from inside. The view is lake is great after a bit of hike.
  • Great park. Easy walks and a lot of scenery. Great playground for kids! Lots of open space. Grotto trails are closed right now but still can get there by moderate trails. Would recommend.
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