Favorite Secret Parks

901 5th Avenue Plaza

October 20, 2017
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Location: Downtown Seattle
Address: 901 5th Ave.
Acreage: Approx. 0.5

One of the best secret public plazas in downtown Seattle is accessed from a paved pathway off 5th Ave. Bright green ferns and other native plants burst from their planters, making this feel like a true Northwest […]

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S.W. 98th St. Street End

May 8, 2017
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Location: West Seattle
Address: Street end of S.W. 98th St.
Acreage: ~0.1

West Seattle has several amazing secret street ends where you can get waterfront access with zero crowds like here and here.

Another great one just a bit further south along the shore of Puget […]

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Calkins Landing

December 5, 2016
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Location: Mercer Island
Address: S.E. 28th St. & 60th Ave. S.E.
Acreage: approx. 0.08

The most newly spruced up in a series of Mercer Island waterfront street ends, Calkins Landing is a fantastic small public space.

A paved path curving like a snake through the […]

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Cove Park

October 20, 2015
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Location: West Seattle
Address: Fauntleroy Way S.W. and S.W. Barton St.
Acreage: Approx. 0.3

Squeezed in next to the Fauntleroy Ferry Dock, just south of Lincoln Park, is a newly revitalized park with waterfront access.

This little-known park was closed for several years while […]

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