Jefferson Park

Beacon Hill has many parks but none of them compare to Jefferson Park, the 6th largest park in Seattle. Jefferson Park is utilized from corner to corner with activities for local residents who are cooped up, wanting to get outside and play. On a nice day, the views are spectacular of the city, the Duwamish area and even the distant Olympic Mountains. This is because the park was built on a city water reservoir located high to facilitate gravity, so Jefferson Park is the highest point around. You will find the typical city park amenities as well as some unique ones. Standard activities are the baseball and soccer fields, skate park, basketball and tennis courts. The kids playground area is overwhelming with zip lines, waterslides, a spraypark, bridges and a lookout tower, all with an ecologically themed playscape. For walkers and toddlers on bikes, a paved walking path encircles the park with mostly level terrain. Jefferson Park also includes the Jefferson Park Golf Course, which is Seattle’s oldest city golf course opening in 1915. Another feature is the Jefferson Community Center & the Clubhouse with the unique sport of Lawn Bowling, operated by the Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club since 1945. The community center was originally constructed in 1929. The park was named in 1908 to honor the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson.
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