Discovery Park

Discovery Park 3801 Discovery Park Blvd

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Discovery Park

Located on the shores of the Puget Sound in the beautiful Magnolia neighborhood, Seattle's largest city park surely won't disappoint. Built on the grounds of the historic Fort Lawton, it is home to the iconic West Point Lighthouse. Both are listed on the National Register of Historic places and offer a powerful glimpse into the history of the region.

Also located within the park is the Daybreak Star Cultural Center, operated by the United Indians of All Tribes. A major center of Native American culture in the region, it hosts a permanent collection of indigenous art, as well as other historical and cultural exhibits. It is also host to a number of powwows throughout the year.

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In addition to its rich historical and cultural offerings, Discovery is host to 534 acres of natural beauty. With beautiful beaches, forests, prairies, and bluffs, the park's landscape offers something for everyone. Its nearly 12 miles of walking trails are connected to each other by the Discovery Park Loop Trail, which has been designated as a National Recreation Trail. Various birds and marine mammals can be seen throughout the park, including harbor seals and California sea lions.

Given Discovery Park's beauty and size, one could be excused for forgetting it is a city park. The newest addition to its iconic landscape is the Capehart Forest. Originally a military housing development, it has undergone extensive reforestation since 2007. Its trails were opened to the public in April of 2018.

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