Woodland Park and Rose Garden, Seattle

4.7
#30 of 64 in Parks in Seattle
Woodland Park is a 90.9acre public park in Seattle's Phinney Ridge and Green Lake neighborhoods that originated as the estate of Guy C. Phinney, lumber mill owner and real estate developer. Phinney died in 1893, and in 1902, the Olmsted Brothers firm of Boston was hired to design the city's parks, including Woodland Park.
The park is split in half by Aurora Avenue N. (State Route 99). Its western half is given over to the Woodland Park Zoo. Its eastern half, which is connected to the zoo by arched bridges over the highway and often called Lower Woodland Park, consists of trails, a picnic area, ballfields, a miniature golf range, horseshoe pits, BMX bike course, and lawn bowling, and is contiguous with Green Lake Park.
The park is home to many species of birds and mammals as well as a few reptile and amphibian species. The most notable species are the western coyote, rabbit, barred owl, and red eared slider (released turtle).
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  • Spent a good three hours in the Zoo and saw lots of animals. There were only a couple of the exhibits which were empty however this did not detract from our visit. Lovely and sunny during the day of o...  more »
  • Picked a great day, sunny and 78 degrees, to see this beautiful garden for the first time. The roses are the main attraction, but the shaped shrubs, trees, sensory garden, and other parts made this a ...  more »
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  • You can view lots of "old school" rose varieties for free. The place feels a bit dated, but it is fun to stroll around. I saw a huge animal nest in one of the trees at the back South East corner of the park. I wonder if it was made by the Yeti. Perhaps they are coming back into the area now that local housing prices are going down. I guestimate that a unit like that would go for about $1500 per month because it has a view. ;)
  • Don't tell anyone about this place ;) it is my haven for our dog walks. Peaceful and set in stunning landscape work you'd never know this secret gem was right next to Woodland Park. Every season offers something delightful. The lily pads are in perfect bloom right now!
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