Green Lake Park, Seattle

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#2 of 6 in Nature in Seattle
Surrounding a glacial lake, Green Lake Park features landscaped lawns and scattered trees that reflect off the glacial waters. The park was part of the 1903 Olmsted Plan, which aimed to create interconnected green spaces throughout Seattle. Set out on the dirt footpath or the two-lane bicycle and stroller path, which stretch the 4.5 km (2.8 mi) perimeter of the lake. You'll see soccer games, Tai Chi classes, and other outdoor activities in the park's open spaces. At the community center, take a dip in the outdoor swimming area, or visit the bathhouse that has been converted into a small theater venue. Put Green Lake Park into our Seattle trip itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Green Lake is a large lake on the edge of the Park said. The hostel is close to the Lake in good walking the perimeter of the 2 came out twice in the morning and walk the framework. It was a heck of a tourist atmosphere and no locals.
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  • Any time of year this is a great place to get a walk in. I believe its about 3 1/2 miles to 4 aprox around the lake. They have coffee shops, ice cream, pizza many restaurants. Great place to people wa...  more »
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  • This is where the locals go on nice days! You can rent boats and boards at the boathouse, bring a blanket and have a picnic, hang out on the beach, go for a run, whatever you want to do. There is incredible people (and dog) watching here, and you will most likely see some cool birds (eagles, osprey, & blue herons are pretty common). I like to bring some lawn games as there is plenty of room. If you are into Pokemon Go, this park has a ton of stops and usually some interesting pokemon. This park has something for everyone!
  • Green lakes is a jewel in an already beautiful city. There are so many things going on here. A walking/running path around the lake. A large lake to look at. A big playground for the youth. Basketball courts. Baseball diamond. So many people.
  • As the most used Park in the state of Washington there's nothing more to say it is gorgeous wonderful walking paths boat rentals food everything you could possibly want. It's not a miniature version of Central Park as some people describe it. It is its own park that is unique unto itself.
  • Love this park. Great wide open fields of all different types. A Great Lake front: you can rent paddle boats and such. Little shops on the sides, amazing trail the stretches all the way around. Great for walking, biking, and lots more.
  • Well paved trail around the lake and lots of green space to enjoy the outdoors. Toddlers and little kids play area is also relatively large and engaging. We love going to this park as a family.

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