Discovery ParkCurrently Open [Closes at 11:30 pm]
- Address: 3801 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199, United States, 98199
- Timings: 04:00 am - 11:30 pm Details
- Phone: +1-2063864236
- Fax: +1-2066840195
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Park, Walking Area, Family And Kids, Nature, Landmarks, Parks, Urban Parks
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. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Seattle Itinerary 6 Days.
- 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.
- Park hours: 4am–11:30pm
- Environmental Learning Center: 8:30am–5pm (Tuesday to Sunday)
- Bus: W Emerson St and Magnolia Blvd W-19, 24
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29.41% of people who visit Seattle include Discovery Park in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
39.93% of people start their Discovery Park visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Discovery Park
92.74% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Discovery Park
This one star is for the guy at reception.. he didn't give us proper information and had attitude towards our group..we asked him how to go to the lighthouse, first he was like it's written there read it , we understand that it's written but there were many fliers,papers and stuff with lot of information so it can be overwhelming so thought it's better to ask instead of reading everything and it's his job to guide the people..so we read...then one person in the group asked is there a way to take car, he said no and later on we discovered that he misguided us..we had parked cars at visitor center which is in the east.. apparently there is South parking or Emerson St which is closer to lighthouse..besides this the park is good and big ..lots of people walking their dogs, it's a good trail..
Great in-city park converted from a former military base. Barracks and chapel still on site, as is the city's sewage treatment plant. Go for a long jog with your pooch, a leisurely stroll with family young and old, take in the Olympics from the bluffs over puget sound or head down to the beach to look for treasure. This is a gem of a park in the middle of beautiful Seattle.
Great place to run and explore. The views of the Puget Sound and of the Olympic mountain range are wonderful. The wooden steps on the trails can get slippery, so be careful. Great place to go with friends !
Bring water ,snacks. It will take at least 2 1/2 hrs for the walk and to enjoy beach( tourists or visitors). Try not to go on rainy day. You can take your dog with you. This trail is quite difficult for people who are very old, young parents carrying baby and physically challenged. We can choose any trail of our choice and go. Beach is awesome. On the way of our trail found one *rest room*. There is one in Discovery center. Mushrooms are grown under many trees. Nice to see. Beach is really nice. Walk alongside the beach and enjoy breeze ,nature. We can capture beautiful pictures of the beach. Beach side full of pebbles of different colors and shape. During summer visitors can see lot of Otters. Light house is there.
Such a great park. It's awesome to have such a large space in the Seattle City area. Really good views of the sound, you don't even have to go too far into the park. Only downside is that it's not really that easily accessible unless you have a car or a lot of time to spare. Don't get me wrong though, still worth the visit!