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Discovery Park

3801 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199-1029
+1 206-386-4236
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You can get lost happily among the thickets, nature trails, beaches and bluffs of this 534-acre park.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“the loop” (49 reviews)
“light house” (32 reviews)
“visitor center” (41 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
3801 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199-1029
3801 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199-1029
+1 206-386-4236
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Walking along the beach at Discovery Park in the early morning or late afternoon is serene and peaceful. You have the Puget Sound to the west, and waves gently lapping at your feet. Depending on the time of day, you may see others walking or...More

Thank markltennis
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love walking around here to the water and to see the lighthouse. Gorgeous area that isn't too crowded.

Thank Hannah K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like the outdoors, walking, hiking, biking or running then you will want to include this in your Seattle visit. If you are not into walking then skip it. We went on Saturday morning and it was crowded by 10 am. So go early....More

Thank AdventurousAmy77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would recommend NOT visiting this park alone. As with all Seattle parks, Discovery Park is over run with pretty sketchy homeless campers and beggars.

1  Thank BozoTours
Reviewed 1 December 2017

There is an Asian Art Museum in the park. Nice setting. There was a bike race going on when I visited.

Thank JohnMaMercer
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Fall & Winter are great times to visit Discovery Park. On rainy days it feels like you have the park all to yourself. There are long and short trails. Plus it's right on Puget Sound.

Thank Alec D
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic morning walk here. It’s free and has lots of parking. The visitor center had a few exhibits, trail maps and the staff were knowledgeable and friendly. We walked in the forest and along the shore. Great view of Mount Rainer and...More

Thank Emily L
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Even though the weather forecast wasn’t great we decided to venture out to Discovery Park for the first time. What we discovered (see what I did there?) was unbelievable! What an amazing park - lots a great trails and stunning views, historical military fort buildings,...More

1  Thank Joe D
Reviewed 14 November 2017

This park was a must do recommendation that we followed through on. Discovery Park is the largest city park in Seattle. It is part of the Magnolia neighborhood. We saw spectacular views of mountain ranges. If you love nature this is the place for you....More

Thank Elsie M
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This park is a treasure. At one time it was an army post. When the post was no longer used by the army the area was left to the city. Several building housing the officers quarters are still standing and they are now in private...More

Thank Donald M
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8 July 2015|
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Response from Richard B | Reviewed this property |
You can't park down there unless you get a permit, handicap and people with young children can get a permit however you can have someone drop you off or if you have someone waiting in the car and you don't take long. It is a... More
6 June 2015|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
There is a 1.5 mile, not hour, walk from the nearest parking lot. There are 8 spaces at the lighthouse for which you will need a permit. Generally, they are for those not physically able so an elerdy person or impaired my... More