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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  • Free parking in several lots as well as free street parking. Good distance for leisurely stroll as well as aerobic walking or running. The lake is beautiful any time of year and the water bird life gr...  more »
  • One of the best things to do in Seattle is to stroll or run along the lake. Rent a kayak, wade in the water, feed the ducks, & many other great events & experiences revolve around this park! If you li...  more »
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  • Great park. The lake is beautiful and great for swimming in the summer. Multiple good swimming areas with life guards located around the lake. Very nice path around the lake that is great for walking or running. Be careful when it’s nice out this place is full of people wanting to enjoy the sun. Lots of cool birds and squirrels, great place to do some bird watching. Overall a solid park, definitely one of my top 5 Seattle parks, with good walking trails and swimming areas. Can’t wait for summer when I can enjoy this park everyday!
  • I love Green Lake Park! The water is beautiful, the surroundings are all well maintained and there are lots of fun animals to watch in their natural habitat. The trail is paved and has has two lanes (one for walkers and the other for those on wheels) which helps ensure safety and manages the traffic. You see runners, walkers, bike riders, etc that range from all ages! At 7.5 months pregnant, walking around Green Lake is both fun and refreshing.

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