The best Outdoor Activities in Seattle (Washington)

Olympic Sculpture Park
  • Olympic Sculpture Park

    The Olympic Sculpture Park, created and operated by the Seattle Art Museum, is a park, free and open to the public, in Seattle, Washington that opened on January 20, 2007. The park consists of a 9-acre (36,000 m2) outdoor sculpture museum and beach. The park's lead designer was Weiss/Manfredi Architects, who collaborated with Charles Anderson Landscape Architecture, Magnusson Klemencic Associates and other consultants. It is situated at the northern end of the Seattle seawall and the southern end of Myrtle ...
Kerry Park
Gas Works Park
Woodland Park Zoo
  • Woodland Park Zoo

    601 N 59th St (btwn Phinney & Aurora) Seattle, WA 98103 United States
    Award-winning Woodland Park Zoo saves animals and their habitats through conservation leadership and engaging experiences, inspiring people to learn, care and act.
Seattle Aquarium
  • Seattle Aquarium

    1483 Alaskan Way (Pier 59) Seattle, WA 98101 United States
    The heartbeat of hands-on marine experience and preservation education in the Pacific Northwest, the Seattle Aquarium offers fun, exciting ways to discover more about the amazing Puget Sound that surrounds you! Inspiring Conservation of our Marine Environment.
Volunteer Park
Washington Park Arboretum
Cal Anderson Park
  • Cal Anderson Park

    1635 11th Ave W Seattle, WA 98119 United States
    Cal Anderson Park includes a fountain, texture pool and reflecting pool, promenade paths, landscaping, a shelterhouse, a plaza, a children's play area, a wading pool, a lighted sports field, and a number of oversize chess boards.
Lake Union Park
Myrtle Edwards Park
  • Myrtle Edwards Park

    3130 Alaskan Way W Seattle, WA 98121 United States
    Myrtle Edwards Park has a 1.25-mile winding bike and pedestrian paths along Elliott Bay, fantastic views of the Olympics Mountains, Mount Rainier, and Puget Sound, easy access from downtown and easy connection to bike paths to Magnolia.
Volunteer Park Conservatory
  • Volunteer Park Conservatory

    The Volunteer Park Conservatory is a botanical garden, conservatory, and Seattle landmark located in Seattle, Washington at the north end of Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill. Made up of 3,426 glass panes fit into a wood and iron framework, this Victorian-style greenhouse structure is modeled on London's Crystal Palace. Inside, the Volunteer Park Conservatory is divided into five display houses: bromeliads, ferns, palms, seasonal, and cacti/succulents.
Wings Over Washington
Jim Ellis Freeway Park
  • Jim Ellis Freeway Park

    700 Seneca St. Seattle, WA 98101 United States
    Located between 6th and 9th Avenues, Freeway Park provides a space where residents, shoppers, downtown office workers, hotel visitors and the whole array of people from all backgrounds who make up the downtown population may come together to enjoy the social elements of a city park.
Chihuly Garden and Glass
  • Chihuly Garden and Glass

    Chihuly Garden and Glass is an exhibit in the Seattle Center showcasing the studio glass of Dale Chihuly. The exhibit opened in 2012. The exhibit opened May 21, 2012 at the Seattle Center at the former site of the Fun Forest. The project includes three primary components: the Garden, the Glasshouse, and the Interior Exhibits, with significant secondary spaces including a 90-seat café with additional outdoor dining, a 50-seat multi-use theater and lecture space, retail and lobby spaces, and extensive public ...
Freeway Park
  • Freeway Park

    Freeway Park in Seattle, Washington, United States, extends from Downtown Seattle, where it adjoins the Washington State Convention and Trade Center, to First Hill. The park bridges over Interstate 5 and a large city-owned parking lot; 8th Avenue bridges over the park. An unusual mixture of brutalist architecture and greenery, the 5.2-acre (21,000 m2) park, designed by Lawrence Halprin's office under the supervision of Angela Danadjieva, opened to the public July 4, 1976. A later addition to the park winds ...
Volunteer Park (Seattle)
Westlake Park (Seattle)
  • Westlake Park (Seattle)

    Westlake Park is a 0.1-acre (400 m2) public plaza in downtown Seattle, Washington, USA. Extending east from 4th Avenue up to and including a former portion of Westlake Avenue between Pike and Pine Streets, it is across Pine Street from the Westlake Center shopping mall and Westlake station, a major monorail and light rail hub. The park and mall are named for Westlake Avenue, which now terminates north of the mall, but once ran two blocks farther south to Pike ...
Amazon - The Spheres
Danny Woo International District Community Garden
  • Danny Woo International District Community Garden

    The Danny Woo International District Community Garden is a community garden on the outskirts of the International District, Seattle, Washington. It was built in 1975 and provides 101 allotments and 77 fruit trees. Allotment plots are allocated by preference to those aged over 65, residents of the International District, and those whose income is below 30% of the median. The garden is managed by the Inter*Im Community Development Association, a community development non-profit serving the Chinatown-International District. Much of the design ...
Waterfall Garden Park
  • Waterfall Garden Park

    Waterfall Garden Park, also called UPS Park and UPS Waterfall Park, is a private 60-by-80-foot (18 m × 24 m) pocket park in Seattle, Washington, created in 1978 at the original United Parcel Service building in Pioneer Square. It is open to the public during the day and closed at night. The park was designed by Masao Kinoshita with Sasaki Associates and funded by Annie E. Casey Foundation to commemorate UPS's founder, James Casey. The park is named for a ...
Denny-Blaine Park (Seattle)
  • Denny-Blaine Park (Seattle)

    Denny-Blaine Park is a 2 acres (8,094 m2) park in the Denny-Blaine neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. It is located on Lake Washington along and at the end of E. Denny-Blaine Place. The land for the park was donated to the City of Seattle by Charles L. Denny and Elbert F. Blaine, who were also responsible for sub-dividing the surrounding neighborhood. There is a grass beach as well as a picnic area and a volleyball pit. After a large renovation project completed in ...
Jack Block Park
  • Jack Block Park

    Jack Block Park is a 15-acre (6.1 ha) park in the West Seattle neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, USA. Situated on the northwest corner of the Port of Seattle's Terminal 5, the park offers public beach access, a children's play area, and a 45-foot (14 m) observation tower.
Lago Union
Jimi Hendrix Park
  • Jimi Hendrix Park

    Jimi Hendrix Park is a 2.3-acre (0.93 ha) park in Seattle, Washington named in honor of musician Jimi Hendrix, who was from Seattle. The park was named in 2006, and the opening of the park was announced in December, 2011 at the Northwest African American Museum, adjacent to the park, with an opening planned for 2012 to mark the 70th anniversary of the musician's birth. As of summer 2013, the park design had been approved by the city, and development from ...
Hing Hay Park
  • Hing Hay Park

    Hing Hay Park (Chinese: 慶喜公園) is a 0.3-acre (1,200 m2) public park in the Seattle Chinatown-International District of Seattle, Washington. Specifically, the park is within the Seattle Chinatown Historic District (US National Register of Historic Places, 1986). Both are within the Seattle Chinatown International District (City Ordinance 119297). At the corner of S. King Street and Maynard Avenue S., the park has an authentic pavilion in the center, along with benches and chess tables. Placed on a diagonal in the ...
  • Seattle Parks and Recreation

    Seattle Parks and Recreation, officially the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), is the department of government of the city of Seattle, Washington, responsible for maintaining the city's parks, open space, and community centers. The total area of the properties maintained by the department is over 6,200 acres (25 km2), which makes up approximately 11% of the total area of Seattle. Of those 6,200 acres (25 km2), 4,600 acres (19 km2) are developed. As of 2007, the department managed 450 parks, 485 ...
Streissguth Gardens
Parsons Gardens Park
  • Parsons Gardens Park

    Parsons Gardens Park (also called Parsons Memorial Garden) is a 0.4-acre (0.16 ha) city park in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. It was called by Fodors a "a prim urban oasis", and by another guide a "secret garden for non-tourists". The park sits at one end of West Highland Drive, across the street from Betty Bowen Viewpoint and not far from better-known Kerry Park. According to the city Parks Department and city guides by Lonely Planet and others, the ...