Go Play! Top 10 South Seattle Playgrounds

Go Play! Top 10 South Seattle Playgrounds

With all this wonderful sunny weather and the re-opening of the new and improved Mount Baker Playground, we knew it was time for a list of our favorite South Seattle parks. So many fun options! Where are your favorite places to play in South Seattle?

1. Othello Playground (4351 S. Othello St., 98118) This eight-acre park features a big beautiful green space with grassy meadow, play area with awesome slide, public art, basketball courts, open meadow and short walking path. Othello

2. Beer Sheva Park (8650 55th Ave S., 98118) A one-acre, pesticide-free park perched right on Lake Washington just east of Rainier Beach High School. Beer Sheva Park was named for Beer Sheva, Israel, one of Seattle’s International Sister Cities. Features a play area, boat launch, and picnic sites, all in just 0.1-acres. Beach High

3. Jefferson Park (3801 Beacon Ave S., 98108) This 45-acre park — the sixth largest in the city — offers unparalleled views of the Duwamish River, the city and the Olympic Mountains. Home to Jefferson Park Golf Course, Jefferson Community Center, Jefferson Lawn Bowling, Jefferson Skate park and Beacon Mountain. Also includes a basketball court, skate park, water feature and play area. Beacon Hill

4. Mount Baker Park (2521 Lake Park Dr S., 98144) A picturesque gem with a gentle ravine boulevard sloping down to Colman Park and the Mount Baker Bathing Beach on Lake Washington.The nearly 22-acre open space features waterfront, tennis courts, a wide walking path and a newly renovated playground. Mount Baker

5. Seward Park (5900 Lake Washington Blvd. S.) Within the Seattle city limits, 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, a native plant garden, an art studio, miles of hiking trails, shoreline, beaches and a sweet playground complete with zipline. Seward Park

6. Lakewood Playground (5013 S Angeline St., 98118) This two-acre neighborhood playfield features a playground, soccer field and baseball field. Lakewood

7. Genesee Park and Playfield (4316 S Genesee St., 98118) This 58-acre park features a play area, off-leash dog park, picnic sites and a broad, grassy meadow that stretches for about five blocks north from Genesee Street to Stan Sayres Memorial Park on Lake Washington Boulevard. Columbia City

8. Dearborn Park (2919 S Brandon St., 98126) This 7.7-acre Beacon Hill park sits just north of the Dearborn Park Elementary School and features a play area, softball field and  lit, graveled pathways. Beacon Hill

9. Atlantic Street Park (1501 21st Ave S., 98144); Cozy neighborhood playground along the I-90 interstate corridor with seating, playground equipment, adult fitness equipment and paths. Mount Baker

10. Brighton Playfield (6000 39th Ave S., 98118) This expansive 12-acre park sits adjacent to Aki Kurose Middle School and includes a basketball court, tennis court, play area and more. Brighton

Photo/Dani Weiss Photography

 

 

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