Former gas plant turned park, this beautiful area includes views of the Seattle skyline and Lake Union. The gas plant’s structures remain with an ominous presence; however, it is quite the structure to behold. #urbanbeach Photo: sunjaec
No grass; trees are more of a decoration than anything. Seattle's Westlake Park is more of a plaza than a park. Still, if some major event is happening in the city, this is likely the central place to be.
Located on Lake Washington, this beach is ideal for swimmers, sun-bathers, dog-walkers, and family gatherings. Bonus: Visit the park with your bike as the Burke-Gilman Trail runs through it. #urbanbeach Photo: Chas Redmond
Near downtown Seattle, this long, skinny stretch of urban beach park on Elliott Bay overlooks the Olympic Mountains and connects to Olympic Sculpture Park. Uber easy access from Seattle's top 3 walkable neighborhoods - South Lake Union, Belltown and Denny Triangle - with bike and ped paths. #urbanbeach Photo: Laurel Mercury
A 320-acre wetland nature park with 7+ miles of paved trails in the heart of urban Bellevue. Walk out to the furthest end of the deck for a great view of wetlands and the city skyline or join a guided nature walk offered every Saturday at 2 p.m. #VisitBellevueWashington #GetOut #OutdoorAdventure
A new attraction at the Bellevue Botanical Gardens features a 150’ suspension bridge spanning the ravine providing an incredible vantage point for viewing wildlife, soaring conifers, and more. #VisitBellevueWashington #GetOut #OutdoorAdventure