Magnuson Park

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Art in the Park Trails Restrooms Tennis Courts Hand Carry Boat Launches Views Grills Baseball/Softball Fields Play Area Dog Off Leash Areas Wading Pools Picnic Sites Swimming Beaches Drinking fountains Motorized Boat Launches Soccer Fields


Beach Parking Lot closure: there has been a delay in opening the new accessible parking and the concrete ramp, due to the ramp handrail’s galvanizing process. Rail installation is expected Thurs., 8/31 and the area should be open by end of the same day.

At Warren G. Magnuson Park, you'll find more than four miles of walking trails along the shores of Lake Washington, grassy fields, evergreen and deciduous trees and brush, and captivating public art installations. Located along a splendid mile-long stretch of Lake Washington's shoreline in northeast Seattle, it is Seattle's second largest park, encompassing 350 acres. 

Magnuson Park boasts many landmarks and historical sites that prominently display Art Deco style architecture. The park's Historic District features more than 20 brick and metal structures built in the 1930s and 1940s, recalling the park's history as a Naval airfield.

Magnuson also has a huge variety of amenities and features such as sports fields, community garden, wetland habitat, trails, boat launch, community center, swimming beach, and more!

Discover a great urban park which includes pieces of Seattle's military past and eco-friendly future! 

Current Capital Projects

Visit Magnuson Park Play Area Renovation for information on the Play Area renovation and how to participate in the community input process.

Mickey Merriam Field #5 Synthetic Turf Replacement

The synthetic turf at the Mickey Merriam Field 5 has aged over time and Seattle Parks and Recreation is investing in a state-of-the-art synthetic turf system that is safe, playable, durable, and retains less heat in the summer. The solution is to provide a sustainable cork and sand infill over a cushioned pad system.

The project is to remove existing and install new synthetic turf surfacing, including supplemental resilient pad, turf product, infill materials, and field markings. In addition, new concrete pads will be installed under bleachers, and the existing unpaved walk path between the parking lot and the field will receive asphalt paving as well. Installation of tree protection and construction fencing with site restoration after construction. 


The 2023 budget for final design and construction of the project is $2,000,827.


Bidding: June 2023
Construction: Mid-July - September 2023

Anticipated Impact

During construction, the playfield will need to be closed. Seattle Parks and Recreation and the contractor hired will work to minimize impacts to park visitors and the community.


For additional information please contact project manager Fred Gu at:

It's always a good day to visit Magnuson Park!

Parks and Recreation

AP Diaz, Superintendent
Mailing Address: 100 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109
Phone: (206) 684-4075
Fax: (206) 615-1813

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