Tired of the daily grind? Looking for a little oasis from the bustle of Seattle? Look no further than Seattle’s own Washington Park. This public park is a joint project between the Seattle Department of Parks & Recreation and the University of Washington, offering 230 acres of wetlands, playfields, an arboretum and a ship canal.
The vast expansion of the public park is located in East Seattle, bordering the Madison Park neighborhood and Broadmoor Golf Club. The park features amazing plants and trees that are native to our Pacific Northwest, giving park wanderers the opportunity to seek out bold colors in the fall and sprouting new life in the spring.
Bask in all of the park’s offerings:
“I still don't know how to fully describe my feelings for places like this one, so full of magic and wonder. Of course, we were very excited that we had parked close enough to the Japanese garden and maple section... It is a dense area with an incredible variety of maple trees and an environment that makes you feel as if you are in a fairy land.” - Andreína R., Yelp
“Coming from San Francisco, I'm no stranger to the good fortune of having such a large stretch of green within the city – but this arboretum is truly something special. Admission is free, the trails are seemingly endless, and there are plenty of benches dotted along the paths for any break/picnic you may want to take. Both fall and summer are gorgeous here, but fall reigns supreme in my heart.” –Claire S., Yelp
“Any time of year the Washington Park Arboretum is a great location to visit. This site is massive, giving you many areas to venture through on your walk, run, picnic, or sightseeing adventure.” -Teri T., Yelp