Discovery Park

22556392576_1d8a412d67_oOn your next visit to Seattle, stop by Discovery Park and experience the beauty of nature near downtown Seattle. The 534 acre national park is the largest in the city and overlooks Puget Sound from Magnolia Bluff, perfectly situated with beautiful views of both the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges. The park offers dozens of attractions, sites, and activities to occupy your fascination and attention so come by and experience it for yourself.

Take advantage of the gorgeous hiking trails or the more than five miles of paved roads for bicycling. Play a game or two on the tennis and basketball courts or let the young ones play in the children's play area. Have a picnic, take a guided bird walk to see the more than 230 species of birds in the area, or explore the tidal pools in the two miles of protected tidal beaches. Visit the historic West Point Lighthouse built in 1881 and the Daybreak Star Cultural Center, the center for Native American culture. Nature programs are regularly scheduled for the public to learn about and enjoy the park, led by experts from the Seattle Parks and Recreation service.

If you are looking for a beautiful location for a special event, the Daybeak Star Cultural Center is available to host everything from weddings to small birthday parties or corporate meetings. The environmental learning center is also a great meeting place for groups and is an excellent resource for environmental education. The center may be rented for meetings or school trips as it has classrooms and conference rooms available.

If your group loves nature or just wants a spot to meet away from the busy city, Discovery Park is a lovely choice. Come by and relax, exercise, explore and discover the beauty and tranquility of Washington state.