Three Seattle parks named top picks for family recreation

We know how spectacular our park system is, and it turns out, some of the city’s most concerned customers do too – parents.

Every year ParentMap magazine’s editorial team surveys its readers to discover the best family resources in Seattle as part of its Golden Teddy Awards.

Discovery Park

 

This year, Discovery Park was voted the best Urban Nature Experience.

On the Golden Teddy Awards winners page it reads, “[Discovery Park] in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood has literally everything: Stroller-friendly loop trails, forested hiking trails, beachfront, a lighthouse and an environmental educational center with engaging programs year-round.”

One reader commented that the park, “feels like an out-of-the-city retreat while still being close to home.”

Carkeek Park

 

Carkeek Park was a finalist in the same category with a reader commenting that “It has everything — beachfront, forest, wetland, and a salmon-spawning creek in the autumn!”

Green Lake Park

 

Green Lake Park, which ParentMap deemed a “recreation paradise,” was a finalist in the Water Playparks and Pools category.