Best Seattle Parks

Welcome to the Best Seattle Parks website. We’ll be making updates to the park pages as we visit them. Here are the most recent park updates:

Here are some of the other areas of the site to checkout:

Latest Additions

Check back as I continue to add content and improve features on the website. And most importantly, as I continue to visit parks throughout Seattle with my family.


  1. Mike Emard says:

    This website is very useful. I look forward to seeing some more detail and pictures. I find that it is hard to locate the off leash areas in some dog parks, maybe you could make that easier.

  2. Dewey Potter says:

    Hi, you can easily find Seattle Parks and Recreation’s off-leash areas by going to our website, and typing “dogs” in the search field.

  3. Amy Wimmer says:

    Hi, I noticed you’ve listed the “Pinehurst Pocket Park” in the Victory Heights neighborhood, when it’s in the Pinehurst neighborhood (hence its name). Why? Surely, it’s obvious just by the name. Neighborhood signs even boast that Pinehurst neighborhood extends as far east as 24th Ave NE. The pocket park is on 19th. What gives?

  4. Tommy Unger says:

    I used the Zillow neighborhood boundaries for locating the parks in Seattle neighborhoods. It looks like Pinehurst ends at 15th Ave according to the Zillow boundaries. There will always be mis-classified boundaries for neighborhoods in Seattle and throughout the country. I’ve thought about introducing a looser boundary concept on Best Seattle Parks to help reduce this problem, and maybe I can get to that sooner, rather than later. In practice, this solution would assign Pinehurst Pocket Park to at least 3 Seattle neighborhoods because of its proximity to a number of other neighborhood boundaries.

  5. Craig Thompson says:

    Hi, Tommy! I’m a park and orchard steward at Dr. Jose Rizal Park. The park now has a real hiking trail, plus we’ve recovered three apple orchards with 54 trees (42 true apples, 12 fruiting crab apples) as part of City Fruit’s stewardship program. Volunteers through the Green Seattle Partnership have removed ivy from 1,000 trees, plus planted upwards of 9,000 new trees, shrubs, and ferns, and ground cover like the native strawberry, plus thousands of native wild flowers.

    Great concept for a site!

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