Discovery Park, Seattle

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Address: 3801 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199, United States, 98199

Phone: +1-2063864236

Fax: +1-2066840195

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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

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  • Such a fun place to explore! Plenty of parking. A mix of flat paved walking trails and some windier, off-the-beaten-path trails with beautiful views of the Sound and the city. Follow the trail from the top bluffs down to the beach area where there are open beaches and lighthouses (and more parking if you want to skip some trails). So much fun to be had! There are public restrooms.

  • Such a fun hike to go on! My boyfriend and I took our pup and had a really great time. Parking was a little tough (basically just had to get lucky and take someones spot as they left). We walked down to the beach and the lighthouse and the view was incredibly. Paths are well kept.

  • We saw a Bald Eagle standing in the low tide of The Salish Sea or Puget Sound- eating the kill. The crows were nearby waiting for leftovers. With all this rain, the frogs have been singing in the park. Discovery Park is the perfect name for this beautiful place. I am concerned that visitors and their pets respect the inhabitants and the meadows and woodlands.

  • Great location to escape to nature. Lots of easy trails and paths that take you through wooded areas and open meadows down to the beach. Fantastic views of the sound and the Olympic mountains.

  • 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.

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