Outdoor Seattle

Seattle Parks

Denny ParkDenny Park

It is the passion for parks, green spaces, hiking trails, and undeveloped areas that truly sets Seattle apart from other places you could choose to live.  The ability to easily reach a spot like Denny Park where you can sit above the beech on a sunny day and listen to the waves hit the shore is magical, the kind medicine that can heal the broken.

O.O. Denny Park, Denny Park (46 acres), is located on Holmes Point Drive off of Juanita Drive. The park features beach access (no lifeguards, roped off areas, no docks or rafts) for lots of sunbathing and swimming and picnic areas, both covered and open, which are spaced throughout the park. There are built in grills are provided for picnickers.

Hiking Trails

Denny Creek runs down a green ravine from the top of Finn Hill until it reaches the beaches along Lake Washington For wildlife enthusiasts, there are eagles, owls, woodpeckers, squirrels, and even coyotes.  The trails run along both sides of the creek and up the hillside, you’ll see madrona, maple and towering Douglas firs.  The hiking is easy and relatively short.  There are four small stream crossings.

Directions

The park is about a 20-minute drive for those who live in the Northeast section of Seattle, or an even easier destination for Eastside dwellers.  The address is 12400 Holmes Point Drive NE Kirkland, WA.

Park Notes

  • Handicap Accessible:  Street level access parking lot
  • Parking:  Free.  Both lots tend to fill early on nice days.
  • Trailhead:  It is located across the street from the parking lot.
  • Directions:  12400 Holmes Point Drive NE Kirkland, WA
  • Hours:  The park closes at dusk.
  • Pictures:  Use the pictures link so you can see more of the park.

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