Green Lake Park, Seattle

4.7
#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. To visit Green Lake Park on your holiday in Seattle, and find out what else Seattle has to offer, use our Seattle vacation trip planner.
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  • August 12, 2017
    It does get a bit busy but it also seems so peaceful just being there and I saw a humming bird (I'm born and raised Hawaii we have them but I have never ever seen a hummingbird until I visited Green L...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    Green Lake is surrounded by 100's of stunning trees, many of which have signage explaining type and origin. This area is teeming with life in all forms and is home to blue herons, ducks, fish, birds, ...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    about a 3 mile walk around a leasure strole. a good time to talk with a friens or get your mind strait,,  more »
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  • June 15, 2017
    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!
  • June 17, 2017
    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.
  • June 18, 2017
    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.
  • June 15, 2017
    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.
  • June 11, 2017
    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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