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Green Lake Park, Seattle

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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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  • I grew up in Seattle. I learned to swim in Greenlake. Greenlake is a gem in Seattle. You must visit there if you have about 3-4 hours of free time to enjoy the outside in the middle of a City.  more »
  • a great place to go for a run, about 3 miles around, flat, safe with a lot of other runners, walkers, etc  more »
  • There are a myriad of different activities for active families. Basketball, playground, soccer field, boating, walking around then lake, kiddie pool, and interesting people watching.  more »
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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! ;)