Green Lake Park, Seattle

4.7
#2 of 7 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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  • The Emerald City's Green Lake Park is a lovely place to take walk, jog, sail, fish, ride a bike, swim, or have a picnic. The 2.8-mile paved path around the lake accommodates those on foot and on wheel...  more »
  • On one of my trips around lake, saw turtles on a little log. I love that after a walk, coffee and/or lunch is a walk away.  more »
  • A lovely park within the city and a super easy and relaxing 3 mile walk around. Lots of amenities. The only negative is that because it’s small and surrounded by streets, you really never escape the s...  more »
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  • This is a beautiful park to relax and unwind while you watch your little ones have fun at the same time. A lot of benches to rest and snack. There are boats/kayak at affordable prices to have fun with. It’s also a good place to jog or walk your dog. Would have given a 5 star but for the dirty restroom. Needed to take my girl to the restroom and I was disappointed seeing it in such a state. Should do better on that.
  • Green lake Park has a walk/bike loop that I love taking time to walk & meditate. It is so soothing to walk alone when you have much to think about, and it's also fun to do with a group of friends. There's a beach, and snack truck. You can rent paddle boats. There's a community center for family usage. So, so much fun to be had!!
  • This is definitely my most favorite place in Seattle. It's a very nice walk around the lake, about 3 miles, which takes an hour or so depending on your pace. There are bicycle riders and rollerbladers, so pay attention to what side of the road you are walking on. There's plenty of parking around the lake, also some nice coffee shops. There's a small Beach, where you can rent stand up paddle board, etc.
  • The 2.8 mile path around the lake is great for folks of all ages and fitness levels to walk or run. There is also a lane for biking and skating, as well as a kiddie pool, and lot's of open space and plenty of beautiful trees. I love to hear the sounds of kids giggling and laughing together, and seeing folks enjoying the park.
  • Green Lake Park has baseball fields, area to play soccer, three basketball hoops and a community center with The Evan's pool. Had a path all the way around the lake. Also area to play tennis. There are many devices available for rent and lifeguards for the outdoor swimming area. This park is a Great source for any that lives close to it!
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