Sunday Drive to Lincoln Park in West Seattle


Just north of the Fauntleroy ferry dock, you’ll find Lincoln Park in West Seattle along P1190212P1190243 the Puget Sound.  Lincoln Park is one of Seattle’s oldest and largest parks with 135 acres which is packed with trails, covered picnic areas, baseball and soccer fields, playgrounds and swimming pools.   This beautiful park is one of the many designed by the Olmsted brothers in the early 1900s.

Colman Pool, a city landmark, is located within the park and is actually a heated salt water pool!   Here’s a recent review from an “unapologetic pool snob” in the Seattle PI:

“Colman is an Olympic regulation 50 meters long, twice the length of most pools. And — this is the best part — it’s filled with a half-million gallons of salt water from Puget Sound, delivered from a series of wells on the beach and heated to 85 degrees by a vintage gas-fired boiler.

A swim in the soft salt water feels ike a tonic, especially when you pop your head out of the briny water and take in the killer view: Blake Island dead ahead, Vashon and Bainbridge to the left and rightLincoln Park is located at 8011 Fauntleroy Way SW, Seattle.  Just take the West Seattle Bridge and follow the signs for the Vashon Ferry. 

Check out more of my photos of Lincoln Park by clicking here.


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