Continuing on our quest of exploring the parks of Seattle, this Saturday we went to Discovery Park. I have been there a lot and mainly for runs on the trail or on the beach. But this was Snigdha’s second trip to Discovery Park. The weather was chilly but to our good fortune Sun was out and it was a bliss to be out in the park and bathing in the amalgamation of Sun and Wind.
We parked on the South End of the park because of its proximity to the sand pit area in the park and good amount of dunes filled trail that lead to the edge from where one can watch the beach from above and appreciate the mountains on the horizon.
Things to do
The park is one of the largest public parks and is right at the edge of downtown in beautiful magnolia neighborhood. And whatever little drive it takes to get there is worth it. There are beautiful houses on the way to the park, overlooking either towards the skyline of downtown Seattle or the waters and the mountains of the Puget sound.
The park itself is amazing place and has some nice trails that lead to the beach area. Once, there you can run, just hangout with your loved ones, or ride your bike or just take a stroll or walk your dogs and take your kids out for a fun filled evening. It was a great evening and the views that this park offers is marvelous.
For history buffs, the park was sold to the city by the army which had Fort Lawton serve as Army reserve facility. One can see the architecture and the remnants of Fort Lawton in the park.