Stay Cool, South-End! 10 South Seattle Waterfront Parks

Stay Cool, South-End! 10 South Seattle Waterfront Parks

South Seattle is blessed with several miles of public shoreline and stunning views along Lake Washington, and with a beautiful sunny week ahead, it’s a great time to explore each and every one of them. Bring a picnic! Our route starts at the southern end of the Rainier Valley and winds all the way up the lake to I-90. Enjoy!

1. Chinook Beach Park
This 2.4-acre park features a small beach area with a long walking path and spectacular views of Lake Washington and the Cascades. Rainier Beach

2. Beer Sheva Park
Named for Beer Sheva, Israel, one of Seattle’s International Sister Cities, this one-acre park features a hand carry boat launch, children’s play area, picnic tables and restrooms, also ADA Compliant and pesticide-free. Rainier Beach

3. Pritchard Island Beach
In addition to a lovely waterfront beach, this 19-acre park is also home to four acres of marshy wildlife habitat. Restrooms, rental facility, ADA compliant paths, lifeguards in the summer. Rainier Beach

4. Martha Washington Park
Nearly 10-acres of green lawn, trees and waterfront with hand carry boat launch, paths and hiking trails. Rainier Beach

5. Seward Park Beach
Seward Park boasts 300 acres of beautiful forest land, home to eagles’ nests, old growth forest, a 2.4-mile bike and walking path, an amphitheater, native plant garden, art studio, miles of hiking trails, shoreline, beaches and more. Seward Park

6. Ferdinand Street Boat Launch
This 2.5-acre park features a hand carry boat launch, picnic table, walking/biking path and gently sloping grassy area. Seward Park

7. Stan Sayres Memorial Park
Home of Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center and the annual Seafair Hydroplane Races, this 22-acre park features a motorized boat launch, hand carry boat launch, fishing, parking and lovely ADA compliant waterfront path. Mount Baker

8. Mount Baker Park Beach
A fun little family beachfront at the bottom of Mount Baker Park complete with a fishing pier, swimming raft, diving board, restrooms, parking lot and lifeguards on duty in the summer. Mount Baker

10. Colman Park
Located just south of the old Lake Washington Floating Bridge, the Colman Park waterfront sits adjacent to Mount Baker Beach and features a picturesque grassy area with large weeping willow trees. The entire park is more than 24 acres. Mount Baker

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