Green Lake Park Seattle Reviews
Nov 10, 2007
Green Lake Park is one of Seattles most popular parks. The lake got its name because of the algae blooms that are typical at certain times during the year. It is one of the largest parks in Seattle.
The park consists of a 3 mile track that loops around a large lake. Along the track are numerous grassy areas. The park is also home to sporting facilities for local use. These include: soccer fields, baseball fields, indoor swimming pool, and facilities for rowing. Along the track there are also restrooms, benches, and picnic tables for your use.
In the summer, there is a swimming area with a lifeguard on duty. Also in the summer, visitors can rent paddle boats and kayaks to take out on the lake. You can also expect to see people fishing in the lake year round.
The park is quite popular and busy daily. People from all over Seattle come here to walk, bike, run, and rollerblade. On a nice day, you can expect to be dodging pedestrian traffic, which can be quite frustrating if you are running or riding a bike. There is plenty of parking along the road for visitors.
Green Lake Park is a nice place to walk with a friend and socialize. It is also your best bet for outdoor running if you don't enjoy running in the city, but be prepared to run around crowds. There is also plenty of areas fit for a game of croquet, ultimate frisbee, or flag football. Rowing competitions are held at the lake every so often. These can be quite enjoyable to watch, so pull up a patch of grass if you happen to be there during one of those days.
The park is open to the public 24 hours a day, however keep in mind that only certain parts of the 3 mile track are lit. A friend of mind was walking in the park at night with a friend and they were approached by a flasher. During the day, the park is safe.
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