Woodland Park and Rose Garden, Seattle

4.6
#31 of 65 in Parks in Seattle
Woodland Park is a 90.9acre public park in Seattle's Phinney Ridge and Green Lake neighborhoods that originated as the estate of Guy C. Phinney, lumber mill owner and real estate developer. Phinney died in 1893, and in 1902, the Olmsted Brothers firm of Boston was hired to design the city's parks, including Woodland Park.
The park is split in half by Aurora Avenue N. (State Route 99). Its western half is given over to the Woodland Park Zoo. Its eastern half, which is connected to the zoo by arched bridges over the highway and often called Lower Woodland Park, consists of trails, a picnic area, ballfields, a miniature golf range, horseshoe pits, BMX bike course, and lawn bowling, and is contiguous with Green Lake Park.
The park is home to many species of birds and mammals as well as a few reptile and amphibian species. The most notable species are the western coyote, rabbit, barred owl, and red eared slider (released turtle).
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  • We recommend that you check the flowering time of the roses before visiting. The staff were very friendly and very welcoming. You'll be able to meet a beautifully landscaped garden when you're in bloom.
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  • Woodland is a great park for exercising, relaxing, going to the Zoo or visiting the extensive rose garden. Our last visit was our first to the rose garden which is very pretty, with over 200 varieties...  more »
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  • If you're looking for a great view of the city and skyline, this is the place to come. During the day or at night, you get a great view. In a nice neighborhood that feels safe even at night. Highly recommend for tourists or photographers. Not a ton of green space though, more just to see the sights. Street parking available around the park.
  • Amazing spot. Very calming and beautiful. Once the roses bloom it's even better! Free to enter. Would highly recommend.

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