A guide to Seattle area parks for the non-robust, lazy birders, and photographers.
Read the About page to learn about the purpose and focus of this blog.
Type of Park
Local = A park primarily used by people living or working in the surrounding area.
Trip = A park unique enough to warrant going a bit out of your way.
Destination = A very large park, often with a wide variety of attractions/activities. People come from all over the Seattle area to visit it.
Preview = A post about a specific location with full details and photos.
Tangent = A post usually related to parks, birds, or photography in some way, but not a preview.
On the Road = A post about a location outside of Seattle and its immediate suburbs.
Combo Outing = A section in some previews with suggestions of other nearby locations to visit on the same trip.
To find the type of park you’re looking for use the Categories section. For a list of all parks previewed so far use the Preview category. To find a park by name use the Search function. The Links section provides links to maps, city park pages, and a few blogs of interest.
All content, including all photographs, of the Park Preview Blog is copyrighted by the blog owner, except where otherwise noted. Do not use Park Preview content without permission.
This is the third post in my central Seattle Lake Washington parks series. For full info and a list of the parks see the introduction here.
Leschi Commercial District
View of Leschi Marina, Cascade Mountains, Bellevue, and Mt. Rainer
Seattle Parks and Rec offers dozens of events every summer that promote the arts and culture and which also celebrate community and diversity. The Arts in the Parks program supports art happenings, neighborhood festivals, and music concerts. All events are free to the public.
If you want more info and a link for downloading the 2018 brochure, see this Parkways blog post.
This is the second post in my central Lake Washington series. See the introduction here for more info and a list of all the parks.
View of Mt. Rainier, Cascade Mountains, Bellevue, and Floating Bridges
The free Shilshole Boatfest takes place tomorrow, Saturday June 9th, from 11 am to 4 pm at Shilshole Marina in Ballard.
Free sailboat and power boat rides, boat safety information, children’s activities, live music, food trucks, and free sailing lessons for kids age 6-14.
See this website for details, then weigh anchor and cast off your line for some salty fun.