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Yes
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

1-mile shoreline paved trail. Saltwater swimming pool. 5 reservable picnic shelters.

Cons

Limited sandy beach.

Address

Seattle, WA 98136
United States

Features

ADA accessible
Flushing toilets
Bicycling
Potable water
Picnic tables
Covered picnic areas
Tennis
Baseball
Horseshoes
Playground

Location

Field Guide + Map

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