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Green Lake Park, Seattle
(4.7/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • Wonderful place for exercising or just enjoying the walk around the lake. There's also fun and interesting activities, like toro Nagashi, floating lighted lanterns. Or the boat races. I go for 7:00 am...  more »
  • Last weekend I turned on the lights throughout the Park in the evening as I walked with my boyfriend. The weather is cold, but it was nice being able to feel the Christmas atmosphere
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  • This park is great to walk or run along the Green Lake waterway with or without your dog. You can also enjoy a picnic or just sit and people watch and feel completely safe. 
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  • The best park in Seattle to go for a walk and people watch. Lots of open spaces for activities and picnicking. The path around the lake is a 3 mile loop perfect for a relaxing stroll without taking too long to get around.
  • My favorite park to run at in Seattle. Nice views and measurable distance for running whether on inner or outer loop. Very pet friendly. Great place to hang out with friends on a blanket and relax.
  • This is one of the best parks in Seattle to visit. No spectacular views or special attractions, but there is a little something for everyone. Swim, boat, play golf, walk, play tennis, take you dog to the off leash area, or just watch all of Seattle walk out jog by.
  • One of Seattle's best. Used to rollerblade and bike around the lake in my university days. Great for kids and all ages. Lots of places around to eat, shop, and more. Check website for current events etc. Parking on good weather days can be an issue, so plan accordingly.
  • Great place to go for a run and then get Miyo Sushi for dinner. The park offers a lot of amenities such as tennis courts, big fields for frisbee and a body of water to go kayaking or standup paddle boarding. The park is great to lounge about on nice days with a book or walking around with your pup. The restaurants around the perimeter are all really great choices for a meal. Don't forget to stop in to Ben & Jerry's for a nice scoop of ice cream! ;)