Lake Union Park
Seattle Tourist Attractions--Parks
860 Terry Avenue North, Seattle
Located near downtown and Seattle Center
Seattle has a strong tradition of developing great parks and Lake Union Park carries on that tradition. Located at the south end of Lake Union, the park had its grand opening in the fall of 2010. This 12 acre park was opened following development and restoration of the grounds.
The park offers a scenic place to walk, picnic launch your hand-carried boat, look at historic wooden boats, picnic, bicycle, and do photography. The park includes the Center for Wooden Boats as part of its offerings. One of the park's unique features is a large model boat pond.
The lovely old Naval Reserve Building on the park property will become the future home of the Museum of History and Industry in 2012.
Photography Note: this park (including the Center for Wooden Boats) is a nice playground for photography. The beautiful curving walkways are especially scenic. Photographers can have a grand time taking photos of the old wooden boats. The long pedestrian bridge is quite photogenic. A photographer can spend quite a while with all of the different views afforded at the park.
Model Boat Pond
Please click here to go to the Seattle Parks official web information page for Lake Union Park.