Seattle may seem to have more parks than absolutely necessary, but this one isn't one of them. Actually, this one is a Seattle Historic Landmark, as its origin stretches back to the creation of the Lincoln Reservoir all the way back in 1889. Today, it's a staple retreat for about 30,000 locals every week, families who come to make use of the play area, soccer field, the basketball, tennis, baseball and dodgeball courts and the wading pool. There are also some amusingly large chess boards next to the promenades.
Cal Anderson Park Travel Tips
- Restrooms available.
Cal Anderson Park Hours
- Wading pool: June - August(12pm-7pm)
How to Reach Cal Anderson Park
- By buses 5, 43, 49 and 60 stop Broadway & E Pine St.
- By buses 11 and 84 stop E Pine St & 11th Ave.
- LINK stop Capitol Hill.
- Drive to here or take a taxi.
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0.25% of people who visit Seattle include Cal Anderson Park in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
66.67% of people start their Cal Anderson Park visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Cal Anderson Park
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cal Anderson Park
Cal Anderson Park Reviews & Ratings
Cal Anderson is a lovely park in the center of Cap Hill! While occasionally it can be a bit dodgey, by and large it is a safe fun place to be. Never had a problem at night, but of course use common sense. Often will have fun dogs in the afternoon!!!
The anchor of Cap Hill. Bring your dog and people watch. And of course, be whoever you want to be! This place has people from all walks of life, and it's great. :)
Its two different places in the same space. The northeast part where the playground is located has a nice vibe to it. But the rest of the park is a big homeless shelter and can be dangerous the later it gets. Stay in the play area if you must go here
It's a nice park. It's peaceful for the most part. There's a lot of grassy area to sit and hang out. There is a play ground area for kids. You may happen upon some homeless people screaming randomly but otherwise a nice place to be at.
People friendly park with plenty of areas to sit. Lots of dog walkers and a playground for the kids. The only offsetting thing was someone roaming in the fountain looking for coin and one person letting their dog roam off leash every where. However, we enjoyed ourselves and the little ducks who came to beg some of our scraps from lunch.