The Myrtle Edwards Park in Seattle covers nearly 5 acres of land and is a fantastic place to take the whole family. The park can be found between the Olympic Sculpture Park to the south and Centennial Park to the north and all three are often thought of being parts of one larger complex of parks.
Things to Do
- Get some fresh air and some exercise by walking along the park's walking paths.
- Feel like going faster than walking? Take your bicycles along to the park to make use of the wider cycling routes.
- Are any members of your family keen ornithologists? The park is a great spot for seeing a number of birds including crows, eagles, and gulls!
- Head over to the nearby Olympic Sculpture Park to enjoy some fantastic examples of art.
- Relax and unwind on the beach areas of the park when the weather in Seattle allows it! Expect to see plenty of people when the sun is out!
Myrtle Edwards Park Insider Tips
- Enjoy good food and good weather by dining al fresco in the park. Taking along your own picnic is a great way to save money on feeding the family in restaurants.
- Try to get to the park for sunset for some of the most spectacular views of the sun kissing the Pacific Ocean.
- If you're looking for a quieter experience of the park, try to avoid visiting during the lunch hour and during the annual Hempfest, which usually takes place in August and welcomes around 300,000 people to the park over several days.