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About the Park
Discovery Park is a 534 acre natural area park operated by the Seattle
Parks and Recreation. It is the largest city park in Seattle, and occupies
most of the former Fort Lawton site.
The site is one of breathtaking majesty. Situated on Magnolia Bluff
overlooking Puget Sound, Discovery Park offers spectacular view of both
the Cascade and the Olympic Mountain ranges. The secluded site includes
two miles of protected tidal beaches as well as open meadow lands, dramatic
sea cliffs, forest groves, active sand dunes, thickets and streams.
The role of Discovery Park is to provide an open
space of quiet and tranquility away from the stress and activity of
the city, a sanctuary for wildlife, as well as an outdoor classroom
for people to learn about the natural world. Maintained in its semi-natural
condition the park will continue to offer a biologically rich and diverse
natural area for urban dwellers and an unmatched opportunity for environmental
City Park Marine Reserves
This park has a City Park Marine Reserve. A marine reserve is any stretch
of beach or water that is protected.