Discovery Park, Seattle
Discovery Park, Seattle - Address, Phone Number
Address: 3801 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199, United States
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 04:00 am - 11:30 pm Details
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About Discovery Park, Seattle
Discovery Park is an escape away from the daily hustle and bustle of the city. Situated on the western part of Seattle, it is a 543 acre park with a beach complete with a lighthouse and also houses the United Indians of All Tribes Daybreak Star Cultural Centre.
The park has well-marked paths that lead to the beach or for a hike up to Lawton Fort which was a military base previously but has now been closed down. The cemetery adjoining is also a very calm place. The waves lapping up to the shore, the serene environs of the trees is very relaxing. There are over a 200 species of flora and fauna that have been recorded so it's a must visit for nature buffs. It can be trip for half a day or so to spend in re-charging your senses, soaking in the sights and sounds of nature. The view of Puget Sound with Mt. Rainer in the distance, on a clear day it's one of the most pleasing sights Seattle has to offer.
The Daybreak Star Cultural Center is the central activity center for Native American tribes. The building's structure integrated features of modern architecture and Native American art and culture. It is an auditorium and art gallery and a place where Native American cultural events like the Pow wow- a dance are organized occasionally.
Discovery Park Information
- This park is for moderately healthy people for trekking and enjoying the wilderness.
- Attire is sports or casual attire with comfortable walking shoes. Make sure to stick to the paths demarcated beforehand or there are chances of getting lost.
- Wheelchair access is available upto the beach.
Discovery Park Opening and Closing Hours
- Park hours: 4am–11:30pm
- Environmental Learning Center: 8:30am–5pm (Tuesday to Sunday)
How To reach Discovery Park by Public Transport
- Bus: W Emerson St and Magnolia Blvd W-19, 24
Restaurants Near Discovery Park
- The Walrus and the Carpenter
- Anthony’s HomePort
- Mondello Risorante Italiano
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Discovery Park, Seattle Reviews - Write a Review
This is my favorite park in Seattle by far. I come here whenever I get the chance because there truly is so much to discover! Even though I am a regular at this park, I am always finding new hidden gems. A couple visits ago, my boyfriend and I found a rope swing on the beach (pictured below). The park is absolutely wonderful for long walks and watching the sunset, which can be viewed from the beach or from the bluffs above. From the lighthouse, to the forest, to the bluffs, Discovery Park has a lot of beautiful views to offer and is highly worth a visit.
Beautiful park with great trails for hiking and running. Some paths go by the beach. There's a small lighthouse. Plenty of parking spaces too. This park is really fun to go to. Right in the city but when you're here, you'll feel like you're miles and hours away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Take a nice camera if you can to shoot nice pictures from the vantage points on the hiking trail. There are also some blackberry bushes and when in season, you can stop and pick all the blackberries you want!
This place is beautiful. We were able to get a parking pass for going directly to the light house but these are only available if you are a senior or have kids under 7. We loved the beach and tide pools were pretty cool. Without a parking pass the hike would have been way too far for our three kids under 7 especially the steep hill on the way back. God's creation is definitely breath taking here with the fall colors and sound, even found blackberries growing along the edge of the beach.
One of the very few, best and most reachable place close to Seattle downtown where we can see and feel that it's fall season. So beautiful and clean that one could just spend the whole evening at the park. Only the water body is not accessible to the public.. Rest of the park is open and clean.
Love love love this park. Wonderful for dogs and sites/scenes. It's a long walk and I would like to see a bit more efficient trail markings because I got lost until I pulled out my phone to got navigate. I can usually get my bearings without it but the trails twists and turns, while challenging and enjoyable, can get you turned around pretty quick.