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Our 7 Favorite Parks in the Greater King County Area

The Pacific Northwest is gifted with many beautiful sights and sounds… and out of all the amazing parks in the area, we’re highlighting these 7 favorites for you to enjoy!

Best King County Parks

FAVORITE PARK #1 SEATTLE’S DISCOVERY PARK

Sprawled across 534 acres in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood, Discovery Park is a refuge in an urban setting. Once used as an army surplus land, it was repurposed into a natural preservation for local wildlife and educational experiences.

Related Reading: Discovering Seattle’s Discovery Park

FAVORITE PARK #2 SHORELINE’S RICHMOND BEACH SALTWATER PARK

A hidden gem in Shoreline, the Richmond Beach Saltwater Park is an amazing place to enjoy the crashing waves or gazing across the Puget Sound. Watch ferries, cruise ships, and freighters can be views across the water, while your feet dapple along the beaches shore.

Related Reading: Shoreline’s Richmond Beach Saltwater Park

FAVORITE PARK #3 MERCER ISLAND’S LUTHER BURBANK PARK

Mercer Island’s premier park, Luther Burbank is located in the North End community and offers an expansive array of recreational activities, including an updated children’s playground, tennis courts, community pea-patch garden, and off-leash dog park, a dock, and several open, grassy fields. What will you do there?

Related Reading: Mercer Island’s Luther Burbank Park

FAVORITE PARK #4 BELLEVUE’S DOWNTOWN PARK

Bellevue’s downtown is home to many gatherings and festivals around the year, and many are hosted by the Downtown Bellevue Park, which is a 20-acre oasis settled between Bellevue Square Mall and “Olde Bellevue.” Enjoy an updated children’s recreation area, a serene water feature, and lush, green grass to enjoy a picnic or lunch in the city.

Related Reading: Bellevue’s Rejuvenated Downtown Park

FAVORITE PARK #5 RENTON’S GENE COULON MEMORIAL BEACH PARK

Comprising 57 acres of prime, waterfront property, Gene Coulon Memorial Park is one of Renton’s only beachside beaches. Enjoy lapping water at your feet, a 1.5 mile walk along the water, summertime water activities, or hours of fun at their sports courts or children’s area.

Related Reading: Renton, Washington’s Gene Coulon Memorial Park

FAVORITE PARK #6 SAMMAMISH’S LAKE SAMMAMISH STATE PARK

Whether you enjoy beach life, biking and hiking, water activities, or nature watching, the Lake Sammamish State Park has it in spades! Located in Issaquah, along Lake Washington and just south of Sammamish, it’s super convenience to access from Interstate-90 (going either direction) or E Lake Sammamish Parkway SE.

Related Reading: 8 Wholesome Activities at the Lake Sammamish State Park

FAVORITE PARK #7 BELLEVUE’S KELSEY CREEK COMMUNITY FARM

Probably one of the most unique parks on this list, the Kelsey Creek Community Farm & Park are located in Bellevue’s Wilburton neighborhood, just east of Interstate-405.

Related Reading: Step into the Past at Bellevue’s Kelsey Creek Community Farm

Now, it’s your turn…

Which are your favorite parks in the area? Let us know in the comments below!


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