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Discovery Park

3801 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199-1029
+1 206-386-4236
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a good place to walk

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mercer Island, Washington
Great time to visit Discovery Park

Fall & Winter are great times to visit Discovery Park. On rainy days it feels like you have the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alec D
Seattle, Washington
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank JohnMaMercer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Joe D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice walk with fantastic views, quick steep hike down to the water, stroll along the water to the light house and back,... half a day is plenty, and extra perk that you can enjoy the nice Magnolia neighborhood on the way there, and maybe stop...More

Thank Susanne B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not all visitors to Discovery Park in the wonderful western edge of Seattle, know that it once was a great place for little kids to ride their bikes, climb trees and roam about in freedom when it was a military base for the Army. Little...More

Thank Patty L
Reviewed 7 November 2017

A great place to unwind any time of the day but I would suggest an evening picnic and watching the sunset. Heaven

Thank GoodVib
Reviewed 1 November 2017

This was a great park for a mid day stroll. I went in October. Although it was sunny out, it was pretty chilly since you are so close to the water. The trails are do-able for sure. I ended up going with my bike. I...More

Thank Jennifer A
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9 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
7 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