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Green Lake Park, Seattle

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 800+ 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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  • I go to GL often, sometimes 4x a week. I run or meet friends for a walk. No cars, lots of people on a pretty. Day. Lot's of people walking their dogs. 
  • Green Park is a lovely place, and it works for everyone! The lake itself is rather small, takes one about an hour/hour-and-half to walk around it, so no need to worry about going too far away from you...  read more »
  • Great Park, great Lake but nothing special: dogs for a walk, the runners but... squirrels! Do not come here especially.
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  • This is a beautiful park to walk around. The lake makes for a large area with a clear path to follow. There are a lot of interesting plants and trees here, many of which have informational labels. There's a also a theater down here that is very nice. Overall, this is a wonderful park to visit on a sunny day.
  • This is one of the best parks on Seattle to visit. No spectacular views or special attractions, but there is a lurker 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.
  • Our favorite park in Seattle. Green lake is a large lake in the heart of Seattle. There's a trial just under 3 miles around the lake. There are lanes for people on wheels (bikes, dollar bladers, etc) and one lane for walkers / joggers. There are a few restaurants around the lake as well. Beautiful and peaceful park in the heart of the city. Great place to spend the afternoon. Highly recommended!!!
  • Green Lake is one of the best places for an evening stroll. It's in the middle of a cute neighborhood. There are nice coffee shops and restaurants around. There's also peddle boats available to rent. Bikers, joggers, moms with strollers, roller-skaters enjoy their exercises with a nice view.
  • So much to do and see! Lots of ingress portals and Pokémon Pokéstops gyms and Pokémon!
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