Take a Stroll Along the New Washington Park Arboretum Trail
"This is one of the biggest moves in the Arboretum since it was created."
This article appears in print in the March 2018 issue. Click here to subscribe. The new 1.2-mile paved stretch of trail in the Washington Park Arboretum is still awaiting its grand opening — now set for April 8. But pedestrians and cyclists are already testing out the long-planned addition to the park, which has been underway for…
Seattle’s Most Unsung ‘Park’ is Hidden in This Pioneer Square Hotel
As we celebrate 120 years of Seattle’s part in the Klondike Gold Rush, the park site could help redefine what an urban park can be.
Pioneer Square’s Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park offers an opportunity to redefine what the role of a national park can be.
The Pushback Against ‘Privatizing’ Green Lake Community Center
The community roared its objections against a public-private partnership to renovate the community center. Is such an arrangement ever appropriate?
Green Lake Community Center is showing its age; cost of needed repairs is estimated at $25 million.
James Beard-Winning Chef Throws (Free!) Dog Friendly Park Pop-Up
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Discovering Discovery Park
Why Seattle's largest park is so unique
sponsored by Fort Lawton If you live in Seattle, you’ve certainly heard of Discovery Park, and probably visited at some point. But you may not know the history and features that make this 534-acre refuge such a local treasure. Here are five reasons it’s worth your time to discover Discovery Park. 1. It’s a separate…
5 Washington State Parks Less Than an Hour Away
Take a trip into nature with one of these five convenient locales
Sponsored by Washington State Parks With a busy summer schedule, it might seem hard to escape the city for anything, let alone a serene nature getaway. However, these five Washington State Parks—all conveniently less than an hour drive from Seattle—provide the perfect opportunity for a quick summertime adventure. Whether you’re in the mood for a…
The 14 Best Places to Hike in the PNW
The days are long, the sun is shining— it’s time to get outside
With Haley Durslag, Cassie Gruber and Jake Laycock The days are long, the sun is shining—it’s time to get outside. Our guide to 14 of the region’s best hikes and six bike rides that will help you celebrate the season by enjoying iconic trails and urban adventures. Half-Day HikesYou can take these hikes in the…
6 Things Washington State Parks are Good for Besides Hiking
Get outside and get creative with these six ideas that go beyond the usual suspects
Sponsored by Washington State Parks There are hundreds of Washington State Parks–in all sorts of sizes (e.g. Posey Island State Park in San Juan County is a mere one acre) and with all sorts of attractions (think flaming methane geysers or tours of limestone formations). And while camping and hiking are perhaps two of the…
Supporting the Parks and Calming Inner Panic
Knute Berger takes a vacation in Olympic National Park for the sake of his sanity—and democracy
It’s become kind of a healing ritual. With the arrival of fall, my wife and I head out to say hello to a national park. Last year, it was Glacier in northern Montana; before that, Wind Cave in the Black Hills of South Dakota. This year, we went closer to home to Olympic on the…
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