We’re beginning our Seattle parks exploration in the northwest corner of Seattle at the Llandover Woods Greenspace. After two visits, it appears this park is the quietest and most secluded park in the city. It makes you wonder if you’re even in the city. I’ve seen a total of 2 people there in 2 hours of mid-afternoon weekend visits.
With a grand old gated entrance, the park invites you in to explore. Although it’s missing the typical beaches or grand vistas that many of our parks have, the loop trail takes you through some pristine northwest forest. The tall trees tower above the fern covered floor and the easy grade of the gravel path makes for a easy and comfortable walk.
The 9 acre park is nestled between a nice, quiet neighborhood with beautiful house visible on the east, south and west ends of the park (at least visible in winder). Fortunatel, there aren’t too many houses, because we sure didn’t meet any of the locals while were were there.
If you want a park to explore a nice prototypical northwest temperate forest, without the crowds, Llandover Woods is the park for you. Its 0.6 mile loop can make for a nice family stroll, or you can make it part of your jogging route through the Broadview Neighborhood. You might find a unique bird or some other wildlife, but you’re unlikely to find any people, so take time to enjoy your solitude. If you want more details about the animal and plant life in Llandover woods,