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Golden Gardens Park, Seattle

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Escape the city at Golden Gardens Park, where you can stroll, sunbathe, fish, and frolic with canine friends. Follow the hiking trails through forest and restored native wetlands, or picnic in the grassy areas. Although the water usually remains too cold for swimming (even in summer), many choose to kayak or canoe here. Keep your eye out for the wealth of wildlife, including sea lions, beavers, and eagles. If you bring a dog, head to the off-leash area in the northern section of the park. Dogs are not permitted on the beaches or in children's play areas. Plan your Golden Gardens Park visit and explore what else you can see and do in Seattle using our Seattle vacation generator.
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  • Golden Gardens is at its best on a summer evening. Tons of people come down, picnic, play, have bonfires. A bit of a party scene, admittedly, and not for those looking for quiet and serene... Unless y...  more »
  • You have to go all the way up to Ballard for this one, so for tourists that probably means wanting a car to get there. But if you can go-- go. It is a beautiful place to visit. We went in February and...  more »
  • I live in Seattle and visit Golden Gardens Park and Beach several times a month, to take our dog to the GG Dog Park and visit the beach. The beach is an outstanding and romantic spot to watch the sun ...  more »