West Seattle – Lincoln Park
This is a lovely park that provides activities for everyone. There are trails, playgrounds, sports fields, and picnic areas. Once one leaves the car park, there is no evidence that the park is in the heart of West Seattle. The bluff trail traverses the park in a forest setting with sound views. It connects at various points to paths that lead to the beach, where a walk can continue along the sound back to the car park. There are great views of the sound, islands, and ferry traffic.
“Lincoln Park is West Seattle’s major multi-purpose park – a nose-shaped bluff on Puget Sound just north of the Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal. Switchbacks on the north and gentle trails to the south connect a mile of seawalls, rocky beaches to a bluff of grassy forests and meadows with play and picnic areas galore.”
In 2016 the Seattle Park District funded the renovation of the north play area. It features ‘tree house’ elements, a cable ride, new play equipment, a plaza and interactive information on migratory birds found in Lincoln Park. The park also features inclusive and accessible play elements for all such as a group saucer swing, an accessible cable ride, an accessible sand table, and a small alcove for sensory sensitive children.
Launch your hand carry boat from 300′ of shoreline at the south end of the park.