7 parks in Seattle that are perfect places to visit this Earth Day

Apr 19 2021, 7:47 pm

It’s Earth Day this Thursday, and one of the best ways to celebrate is by getting out and enjoying all things nature.

Grab your bike, pack a picnic, or simply bring along a book and venture out to one of these wonderful parks that our great city has to offer.

Here are seven of our favorite parks in Seattle, perfect for celebrating Earth Day.

Cowen and Ravenna Parks


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For those who’d like to mesh the city with nature, Cowen and Ravenna Parks are where you should set up your blanket. Enjoy sharing miles of green with sparrows, squirrels, and more, all while keeping the city close.

Location: 5849 15th Avenue NE, Seattle

Kerry Park

If you’re wanting to do some reflecting about the way humans have built over natural lands, Kerry Park is the perfect spot for your Earth Day. Although the grassy park is gorgeous, the views of the city lights may remind you that we’re losing our earth to urbanization. A little dark? sure. But Earth Day should include at least a little reflection.

Location: 211 West Highland Drive, Seattle

Washington Park Arboretum

What is an arboretum, you ask? It’s an area devoted to the planting of trees and shrubs. In a way, it’s a museum of trees. The park itself is laced with miles of walkable trails and bridges, and it even houses its very own Japanese garden. This park will remind you that there are people out there working to rebuild over the deforestation.

Location: 2300 Arboretum Drive E, Seattle

Discovery Park


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Being the largest park in the city, there are so many picturesque spots to enjoy the day. The trees offer wonderful shelter and views of the flowers, birds, and even some owls. If you make it down to South Beach, keep an eye out for possible seals, sea lions, and orcas.
Location: 3801 Discovery Park Boulevard, Seattle

Seward Park


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Seward Park trail features picnic benches and tables, as well as an amphitheater, bike loop, walking loop, native plant garden, a swimming beach, and more. You can get there in the morning and still have things to do come afternoon.

Location: 5900 Lake Washington Boulevard S, Seattle

Frink and Leschi Parks


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Although Frink and Leschi Park are two separate places, a network of trails connects them. We love this spot because it is not only easily accessible by transit and driving, but is well maintained and close to the water.

Location: 201 Lakeside Avenue S, Seattle

Gas Works Park 


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Of course, we couldn’t round off this list without including Gas Works Park. The iconic and hilly park is a fan favorite, especially during sunset.

Location: 2101 N Northlake Way, Seattle

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