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  • Lincoln Park.- Lincoln Park
  • Path along the bluff at Lincoln Park.- Lincoln Park
  • Pacific madrones (Arbutus menziesii) at Lincoln Park.- Lincoln Park
  • Path along the bluff at Lincoln Park.- Lincoln Park
  • Picnic area and Shelter #2 at Lincoln Park.- Lincoln Park
  • Picnic Shelter #2.- Lincoln Park
  • Lincoln Park.- Lincoln Park
  • Walk along the Puget Sound at Lincoln Park.- Lincoln Park
  • Puget Sound at Lincoln Park.- Lincoln Park
  • Walk along the Puget Sound at Lincoln Park.- Lincoln Park
  • Picnic Shelter #3.- Lincoln Park
  • Picnic Shelter #3 at Lincoln Park.- Lincoln Park
  • View of The Brothers (6,842') in the Olympic Mountains from Lincoln Park.- Lincoln Park
  • Walk along the Puget Sound at Lincoln Park.- Lincoln Park
  • Sunset over the Olympic Mountains at Lincoln Park.- Lincoln Park
  • Walk along the Puget Sound at Lincoln Park.- Lincoln Park
  • Lincoln Park's Coleman Pool.- Lincoln Park
  • Picnic Shelter #4.- Lincoln Park
  • Play area near Picnic Shelter #1.- Lincoln Park
  • Baseball field at Lincoln Park.- Lincoln Park
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
1-mile shoreline paved trail. Saltwater swimming pool. 5 reservable picnic shelters.
Cons: 
Limited sandy beach.
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Region:
Seattle + Tacoma Metro Area, WA
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Located 4 miles south of Alki Beach, Lincoln Park occupies 135 acres of green space on a bluff high above Point Williams, and serves as West Seattle's largest multi-purpose municipal park. With sports fields, picnic shelters and much more, the park is most well known for its 1-mile paved path that follows the park's Puget Sound shoreline, attracting joggers, bicyclists, and those simply looking to stroll the promenade and take in the views of the sound and the distant Olympic Mountains.

The park's Coleman Pool, once a tidal fed swimming hole that became a local landmark, is also a popular feature. With its popularity increasing over the years, a more established and structured facility became necessary, and in 1941 Kenneth Coleman donated the funds necessary to construct an official pool. Today, the outdoor pool still uses salt water, but it is also heated and is accompanied by a bathhouse and public restrooms. In total, the park features:

  • 5 large picnic shelters, all available for reservation (206.684.4081).
  • Countless picnic areas.
  • 4.6 miles of hiking trails.
  • 3.9 miles of biking trails.
  • 3 baseball diamonds.
  • 6 lighted tennis courts.
  • The P-Patch Community Garden.
  • Playground.
  • Boat ramp.
  • Coleman Pool and Bathhouse.

If you are kayaking, the park also makes for an excellent departure point for the 4.5-mile one-way venture across the sound to Blake Island State Park.

Originally known as Fauntleroy Park, the name was changed to Lincoln Park after the city purchased the land in 1922. Ellinor Fauntleroy, the namesake of numerous West Seattle landmarks, was the fiancé of Lieutenant George Davidson, who was tasked with taking soundings off of Point Williams.

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