Warren G. Magnuson Park
At Warren G. Magnuson Park, you'll find more than four miles of walking trails along the shores of Lake Washington, grassy fields, evergreen and deciduous trees and brush, and captivating public art installations. The park's "historic district" features more than 20 brick and metal structures built in the 1930s and 1940s. Formerly a military base, Magnuson Park has many landmarks and historical sites that prominently display Art Deco style architecture. Magnuson also has a huge variety of amenities and features such as sports fields, community garden, wetland habitat, trails, boat launch, community center, swimming beach, and more!
Discover a great urban park which includes pieces of Seattle's military past and eco-friendly future! Warren G. Magnuson Park sits on a splendid mile-long stretch of Lake Washington's shoreline in northeast Seattle. At 350 acres, it is Seattle's second largest park.
Probably the best dog park I've ever been to! It's got I gigantic main area, which leads into a kind of "corridor". At the end of that (it's long, maybe 1/3 of a mile) and there's a gated area that has a medium sized fenced off swimming beach. It's not too muddy so your dog won't get too dirty. One big lap, and you and your dog will be feeling it, but two and you'll both be tuckered out. They provide water and there are large rolls of bags along the fence. No "bathrooms" but they have decently clean honey buckets. Nothing too fancy, but dogs don't care anyway. Would recommend, it's a great dog park!
I take my dog to the dog park here at least 3-4 times a week. He loves it!!! We usually walk all the way down to the water which is a nice long walk from the main entrance. I do wish people were better about picking up their dogs poop though. Other than that I love it!
j spain Greene
Former military base converted into a wonderful park with boat access, multiple playgrounds, pea patch, areas for classes. Unfortunately, theft and violence issues are increasing here. As the city of Seattle tries to figure out what to do with the displaced population of homeless and low income folks, the pressure is put on our park so that developers can continue their field day (week, year, decade) elsewhere in the city. Part of the park has been slated to be TRANSITIONAL housing. Unfortunately, the agency overseeing this is NOT in compliance and the limits for staying here are being breached, which is contributing to the issues facing the park. Give people meaningful, safe transitional housing and protect Magnuson from becoming a ghetto - the definition of ghetto: a quarter of a city in which members of a minority group live especially because of social, legal, or economic pressure. (Merriam-Webster)
This park is great! Very well maintained. My dogs loved it! Great for socialization. There are plenty of facilities throughout the park for people and puppies. Everyone was really friendly.
Great park. I've done many 5k's here and always have a great time. There is a dog park on one side and some nice art around the park. Almost always find parking even on the busier days.