Growing up in West Seattle, I have spent quite a bit of time at Lincoln Park. Our school went twice a year for a day of playing at the beach and swimming at Colman Pool. When I was older, I brought the children that I nannied for there almost every day in the summer. Walking, biking, swimming, nature, and people watching – this is truly one of the best parks in the city.
And don’t just take my word for it – blogs, moms’ groups, bird-watching societies, they all agree that Lincoln Park is a great open space to immerse yourself in natural beauty and wonder, and it offers so many activities for the entire family. Seattle’s Lincoln Park
Awe-Inspiring Outdoor Activities
Lincoln Park is the outdoor pride and joy of West Seattle and covers 135-acres of ground beginning at 8011 Fauntleroy Way S.W. This massive space dedicated to fun and recreation has earned the title as one of the city’s largest parks and is well-loved by visitors and locals alike. There are a wide variety of activities to choose from when you plan a stop at Lincoln Park. The park offers stunning views of the nearby ferry terminal and Puget Sound while providing outdoor enthusiasts with over four miles of paved paths dedicated to walkers and an additional four miles of path exclusively for biking. Picnic shelters and tables dot the expansive green spaces and make this a wonderful and family-friendly place to spend an afternoon.
When you’re here with little ones in the summer months, you’ll want to be sure to take advantage of a dip in the water at Colman pool. The pool is a 50-meter, 8 lane Olympic size pool that’s kept at a comfy 85 degrees, and it’s one of the only saltwater pools in the city. There is an adjoining bathhouse for showering and changing as well. The facility offers swimming lessons, has a giant tube slide, and has special events all summer long. Looking for an awesome space for your child’s birthday party? Win parent of the year when you rent the pool!
Once you’ve had your fill of swimming and it’s time to play, make your way to the north end of the park where a large playground, treehouse and even a cable ride are waiting to keep the kids entertained! There is a large wading pool at the North end of the park, it’s open starting June 27th and is filled from 11am – 8pm. It’s a great place for late afternoon play dates, it’s sunny and has lots of benches and picnic tables for the adults to hang out on.
A large variety of options
Those who prefer to spend the day observing the world around them will love the fact that Lincoln Park is home to a variety of species of birds that are easily spotted from this space. Additionally, the city regularly hosts programs that introduce the fundamentals of hiking, boating and sailing. No matter what type of activity sparks your interest, there’s always something to see, learn and do at Lincoln Park in Seattle.
A Sensational Seattle Stay
After a day exploring Lincoln Park return to a beautiful downtown vacation rental that brings you back into the heart of the city center. Or stay in one of our Alki locations – only 10 minutes from the park! The team at Seattle Oasis Vacation Rentals is here to make sure you book a property that matches your taste and style. We’ll keep you close to the fun with parks perfect for the family just around the corner. Contact us today to start planning your next Seattle getaway!