Favorite Waterfront Parks

Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park

Location: Renton/Eastside
Address: 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N., Renton
Acreage: 57

With its lakefront setting that’s hugely popular for boating and swimming, Gene Coulon Park seems like it would be destined only for summer fame. Don’t be caught in that trap: this is one of […]

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Lake Sammamish State Park

Location: Issaquah/Sammamish
Address: 2000 N.W. Sammamish Rd., Issaquah
Acreage: 512

It doesn’t matter if you live on the Eastside or in Seattle, if you haven’t been to Lake Sammamish State Park you should schedule a trip.

This huge recreation area manages to strike a […]

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O.O. Denny Park

June 15, 2016

Location: Kirkland
Address: 12032 Holmes Pt. Dr. N.E.
Acreage: 46

O. O. Denny Park holds a special place in my life, because it was my childhood park. I spent hours and hours here as a kid climbing trees, swimming and exploring Denny Creek as it trickles out […]

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Redondo Beach and Pier & Wooton Park

May 23, 2016

Location: Des Moines
Address: Redondo Beach Dr. S. and Redondo Way S.
Acreage: 2.79

I’m always curious about little spots of green on a waterfront when I look at a map. A little exploring in Des Moines brought me to Redondo Beach and Pier, arriving just […]

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