Seattle Is Turning Pockets of Unused Pavement Into Parks

A city initiative turns little-used streets and dangerous intersections into urban oases

Pavement to Parks opened the Pine Street Plaza concrete park in November

Danny Sullivan

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…

Megan Toal

Linnea Westerlind Visited Each of Seattle’s 426(!) Parks for This Awesome Guide

The Seattle native details every public park in the city.

Linnea Westerlind at one of her favorite spots: the Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook in West Seattle.


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.

Knute Berger

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.

Erica C. Barnett

James Beard-Winning Chef Throws (Free!) Dog Friendly Park Pop-Up

The Must List: Your guide to Seattle's hottest events.

Must Play Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show(6/9–6/11) Join other pinball lovers at this show, which will include more than 400…

Seattle Magazine Staff

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…

Abby Ashbacher

Where to Find Free Fitness Fun

Who needs a gym when free (and fun!) fitness activities abound? Grab a friend and get moving with these urban outings

A tree in bloom along the Green Lake path

Sheila Cain

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,…

Sabrina Nelson