Favorite Picnic Spots

Ward Springs Park

October 26, 2011
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Location: Queen Anne
Address: Ward St. and 4th Ave. N.
Acreage: 0.34

Like this, this, this and this, Ward Springs Park is one of many parks on Queen Anne with amazing views besides the best known Kerry Park.

This park, which features west facing views of the […]

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Licton Springs Park

July 25, 2011
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Location: North Seattle
Address: 9536 Ashworth Ave. N.
Acreage: 7.6

Before any development, Licton Springs Park in the Greenwood neighborhood was an area abundant with natural mineral springs. Native Americans living nearby treasured the springs and gave them the name “Licton.”

White settlers caught on and opened […]

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Trolley Hill Park

July 22, 2011
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Location: Queen Anne
Address: 5th Ave. N. and Blaine St.
Acreage: 0.87

The other of my two favorite new discoveries, Trolley Hill Park sits on the eastern edge of Queen Anne Hill and feels like a secret hideaway.

It doesn’t look like much from the busy […]

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Kinnear Park

June 20, 2011
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Location: Queen Anne
Address: 899 W. Olympic Pl.
Acreage: 14.1

Lesser known than Kerry Park, but I think more interesting and with also some great views is Kinnear Park in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood.

I love the gorgeous tall trees and huge sloped lawn that would […]

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