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Schmitz Park, Seattle

4.8
#50 of 65 in Parks in Seattle
The Schmitz Park Bridge is a 175ft concrete-box bridge that spans a ravine in Seattle's Schmitz Park. Built in 1936, the structure is both listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is a designated city landmark.The bridge was designed by city engineer Clark Eldridge. It replaced a timber-truss span that had been erected in 1916. The funds were provided by the federal Public Works Administration and by local gas-tax and highway funds. The rigid frame created by the concrete box cells made the structure 60 percent longer than any such bridge previously constructed.The graffiti artwork underneath the bridge has received praise in C-Monster's art blog and from a critic with the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
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  • Schmitz Park is one of the many small parks in Seattle that many people are unaware of. If you're in West Seattle and looking for a walk in some beautiful woods try Schmitz Park.  more »
  • We've recently moved to Seattle and Schmitz park is close. We've had several people mention it to us as just a lovely place to just 'get away' for an hour or two. They weren't wrong. I could only stay...  more »
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  • We've been to Schmitz a handful of times with the pooch. It's a great little pocket park near the Admiral section of West Seattle. Peaceful streams abound during the wetter times of the year. Some of the smaller sections can get slightly muddy, so don't wear your nicest white shoes and make sure to bring a towel for the doggo if you drive. Also bring your own bags as their doesn't seem to be a regularly stocked supply here...
  • Beautiful nature trails, a little muddy, but completely worth the trip. Perfect for dogs and kids too.

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