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Martha Washington Park

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Martha Washington Park is a very simple park located on Lake Washington just south of Seward Park. With a very large green lawn, you could do any sort of activity here. Other than just a few picnic tables, trails and cut grass, you won’t find much else. The beach area is a good distance from where you park and kept in a fairly natural state, yet easy for people to sit and enjoy. According to the Seattle parks website, the history is as follows.
Pioneer E. A. Clark, who was Seattle’s third schoolteacher, first owned the grounds of Martha Washington Park. The property changed hands several times until Everett Smith, who was later to serve for 22 years on the Superior Court, purchased it in 1889. Smith built a youth camp on the site with help from the YMCA, and carved a hollow stairway for the children in an enormous Madrona tree. In 1920, Judge Smith sold the property to the School District, which built the Martha Washington School for Girls. In 1957, the State of Washington took over the site, and the grounds were sold to the City in 1972.
Location:
6612 57th Avenue South
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Sign off 57th Ave South
Martha Washington Park
Martha Washington Park
Martha Washington Park
Picnic area
End of the trail
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Trail Map
Lake Washington, looking south to the Renton Boeing Plant
Trail along the Lake Washington shoreline
Trail end out in the lake
Beach
Access map to Martha Washington Park