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Kubota Garden gate

Kubota Garden

With spring upon us, it is a perfect time to get out and visit one of Seattle’s two stunning Japanese gardens. There is the Japanese Garden at the Washington Park Arboretum and Kubota Garden in the Rainier Beach neighborhood of South Seattle.  Read More 
Gasworks Park Kite Shop

Gasworks Park Kite Shop

Gasworks Park is a popular Seattle park, offering views of Lake Union and downtown Seattle amongst the remnants of an old coal processing plant. With lots of open space, it is also a perfect spot to fly a kite, so it should come as no surprise that a couple of blocks away is the Gasworks …  Read More 
Green Lake Path

Walk around Green Lake

With the weather finally warming up this week, it is time to get out for one of Seattle’s favorite walks around Green Lake. Hundreds of people enjoy the lake every day, rain or shine, but the numbers certainly go way up when we finally see some springtime sun and warmth like today.  Read More 
Golden Gardens bonfire

Golden Gardens Bonfire

One of the best spots in Seattle to enjoy Puget Sound and the surrounding Olympic Mountains, Golden Gardens Park is one of the only parks in Seattle where you can build a bonfire and watch the sunset over the water.  Read More 
Henry Moses Aquatic Center

Henry Moses Aquatic Center

Continuing on today’s summer theme of pools, if you are near Renton, or willing to drive a bit, the Henry Moses Aquatic Center in Renton might be the funnest city pool in the area.  Read More 
Mounger Pool

Mounger Pool

“Swimming” and “pool” are two words that haven’t crossed the minds of Seattleites much this summer, but with a burst of real summer weather, maybe it’s time to head out for a dip.  Read More 
Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare in the Park

The Seattle Shakespeare Company is known for their performance of classical plays at their indoor home at Seattle Center, but during the summer, they venture out into local parks for free performances of Shakespeare classics.  Read More 
movies at Marymoor Park

Movies at Marymoor Park

Looking to enjoy a movie under the stars this summer? On Wednesday evenings through August 31, checkout Movies@Marymoor where they show classic films in the Marymoor Park amphitheater at dusk.  Read More 
a sound garden seattle

A Sound Garden

Some art is just visible… A Sound Garden (Douglas R. Hollis, 1983) sculpture at the NOAA campus is also audible. Located on the site of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, near Seattle’s Magnuson Park these pipe installations play “music” as the wind comes off of Lake Washington. The direction and velocity of the wind affects …  Read More 
volunteer park

Volunteer Park

Perched on top of Capitol Hill is one of the city’s greatest parks – Volunteer Park. If you’ve never been, you will find the park to have a very formal and traditional feel – less “Northwest” than other parks here in Seattle. Designed by the Olmsted Brothers, it became a Seattle Landmark on Nov 2, …  Read More