At 350 acres, Warren G. Magnuson Park is the City of Seattle’s second largest park. It is located on a mile of shoreline and offers a wide variety of outdoor activities. The park features swimming beaches, picnic areas, a boat launch, Seattle’s largest playground, ball fields, a “kite hill,” a dog park, natural areas, and more. Magnuson Park was once part of the Sand Point Naval Station, but the National Park Service transferred the land through the Federal Lands to Parks Program, in pieces from 1975 to 2005. The most recent transfers resulted from negotiation through the military Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process.
Photo: Magnuson Park sailboats
– Courtesy City of Seattle