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Best parks in Rainier Valley, Seattle

Garden
“This formerly private Japanese garden has been preserved as a park. It is especially beautiful in the spring when the trees are blooming.”
  • 77 locals recommend
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“Seattle's oldest park is still one of the most popular parks in the city. This park is such a gem to have in the midst of our city. A fantastic play area for children and many wonderful walking paths to explore.”
  • 106 locals recommend
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“This park and play field is on two sides of the street. Go to the meadows on the north side and walk through swallows flying in the tall grass trails. Very quickly you can make it to the Lake shore and walk along Lake washington.”
  • 16 locals recommend
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“A beautiful green space with walking trails and a community pea patch garden.”
  • 14 locals recommend
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“walking distance playground, field ponds, walking distance to beach tennis courts ”
  • 15 locals recommend
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“15.2-acre city park boasting a dog area, a playground, a tennis court & a soccer field. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
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“8400 55th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118 Quaint beach featuring a swimming raft, rentable bathhouse & marshy wetland with varied wildlife "Plenty dedicated packing and neighborhood parking nearby" "I would probably recommend a different park for a family gathering." "Definitely just a nice spot to walk your dog in the morning." ”
  • 7 locals recommend
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  • 3 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“We love to take our son to this park, it's beautiful and on Lake Washington. There is an old growth forest to take a relaxing stroll/hike. Borrow some binoculars from the center and go birding in the forest. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
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“A new park dedicated to the most iconic man from the Judkins Park area. A nice park with a walking path with quotes from his music etched into the concrete. In summer they will hold concerts here as well. The Mountains to Sound bike trial goes through here as well! Great way to see Seattle and the I-90 bridge trail has stunning views of Mt Rainier and Lake Washington.”
  • 2 locals recommend
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“Gorgeous wooded greenspace on North Beacon Hill. Walking and mt. bike trails are in the works.”
  • 3 locals recommend
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“Amazing views of Lake Washington, I-90, & Bellevue. Can even walk the floating bridge.”
  • 3 locals recommend
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“Seafair and the Blue Angels air show take place here every August. Also houses the boat house for sailing, rowing and crew.”
  • 5 locals recommend
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“The sweetest spot. Often there will be just one other person or no one there...tiny park, with beautiful water & open sky views, can see the bridge, has picnic table and bench. 5 minute walk. 2801 28th St SE”
  • 1 local recommends
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  • 2 locals recommend
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“There is a bench just off 43rd with a view of Rainer when it is clear. There is a long slide built into the hill on the West side and a playground on the East. Basketball courts are popular with the local kids.”
  • 2 locals recommend