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Parks & Recreation

The City of Kenmore is dedicated to promoting healthy living and providing opportunities for children and adults to stay healthy. In 2014, Kenmore was named a "Playful City USA" community by national nonprofit KaBoom! The City is one of only 213 communities across the U.S. to earn this designation. Information about all City, County, and State parks & trails in Kenmore can be found here. We hope you will be able to get all the information you need to pick the park that is just right for your plans.

 

 

Helpful Links:        

blue arrow Parks Master Plan 
blue arrow King County Parks
blue arrow Washington State Parks
blue arrow The Blue Trees Project
blue arrow City Events
blue arrow Myparksandrec.com
blue arrow KaBoom! A National Nonprofit Dedicated to Saving Play for America's Children!
blue arrow Let's Move! America's Move to Raise
a Healthier Generation of Kids!

 
City Parks
   
skate park 

Jack V. Crawford Skate Park
68th Ave NE & NE 182nd Street
Kenmore, WA 98028
Map/Directions

This site was closed and the equipment removed in April 2014 as the underlying property was sold for private development. Planning is underway for its replacement as a new skate plaza at City Hall. Information regarding the planning for the new skate plaza is available on the website's home page.

  
Linwood Park  

Linwood Park
5601 NE 193rd Street
Kenmore, WA 98028
Map/Directions

This small neighborhood park, approximately 1.4 acres, is located in the northwestern portion of the city. The park has a playground, open lawn area for active play, and picnic tables.

  
Moorland Park 

Moorland Park
15221 84th Ave NE
Kenmore, WA 98028
Map/Directions

Moorlands Park offers visitors over three acres of manicured open lawn and an athletic field. This park, tucked away in a neighborhood and located next to Moorlands Elementary, is ideal for a quick dog walk or informal softball game. Other features include picnic tables, children's play area and a basketball court. Field available for reservation through the Northshore School District. The park is maintained by the Northshore School District.

  
Northshore Summit Park 

Northshore Summit Park
6200 NE 193rd Street
Kenmore, WA 98028
Map/Directions 

This 3.6 acre neighborhood park contains walking trails, open lawn areas for informal play, two children's play areas, picnic tables, picnic benches, sitting boulders, general landscaping and wetlands and wooded areas. This park was dedicated on May 17, 2014.

  
Rhododendron Park 

Rhododendron Park
6910 NE 170th Street
Kenmore, WA 98028
Map/Directions

Centrally located within the heart of Kenmore, this park features one of the largest public collections of hybrid rhododendrons in the Northwest. In addition to beautiful rhododendrons, the 13-acre park features two play areas, basketball court, picnic shelter, pedestrian access trails and walkways, large green space, and restroom facilities. The picnic shelter is available for rentals through the Kenmore Senior Center by calling 425-489-0707.

  
Squires Landing 

Squire's Landing
7515 NE 175th Street
Kenmore, WA 98028

King County transferred ownership of the 41.5-acre undeveloped open space, located just south of NE 175th Street and adjacent to the Sammamish River, in 2009. Squire's Landing name is intended to honor Watson Squire, an early Kenmore developer who had visions for a local waterfront park in the early 1900s. In June of 2014 the City acquired an additional .65 acres of parkland with over 150 lineal feet of shoreline adjacent to the park to expand the city's waterfront and to improve public access to the Sammamish River and Swamp Creek especially for non-motorized boating such as kayaking and canoeing and other passive forms of recreation.

  
Log Boom Park 

Tracy Owen Station at Log Boom Park
17415 61st Ave NE
Kenmore, WA 98028
Map/Directions 

This 5.5-acre park provides access to over 1200 lineal feet of shoreline on Kenmore's Lake Washington waterfront. The public dock is a fantastic place to watch the sea planes land, toss out a line for fishing or simply enjoy the sunset. Other features include the Kenmore History Path, playground area, picnic tables, access to the Burke-Gilman Trail, daytime moorage, and restroom facility. The park was renamed Tracy Owen Station after the late King County Councilmember, Tracy Owen.

  
Wallace Swamp Creek Park 

Wallace Swamp Creek Park
19851 73rd Ave NE
Kenmore, WA 98028
Map/Directions 

A passive open space of approximately 25-acres located adjacent to the west and north side of Kenmore Elementary School. This open space extends east and west across Swamp Creek between 68th Ave. NE & 73rd Ave. NE. The open space is minimally developed. A bridge crosses Swamp Creek allowing for salmon spawning views, access to stream and walking or riding trails.

  
Additional Parks, Recreation & Trails
   

Bastyr Athletic Field

Bastyr Herb Garden

Bastyr Reflexology Path

 

Bastyr University
14500 Juanita Drive NE
Kenmore, WA 98028
Map/Directions

Athletic Fields
Bastyr University and the City have an agreement through 2020 to allow public use and community scheduling of the private athletic fields including two ball fields and one soccer field. Reserve fields through Bastyr.

Medicinal Herb Garden Tours
The Medicinal Herb Garden is always open for a self-guided tour, where you are welcome to view over 350 western and Chinese herbs. Feel free to visit, browse and explore on your own any time. Guided tours are available by appointment.

Reflexology Foot Path
The reflexology foot path is the first public reflexology path in North America. Based on wisdom from ancient Egypt, India and China, walking barefoot on a reflexology path massages and stimulates acupressure points in the soles of the feet connected to various energy meridians of the body. The pressure of stones under the feet combines with gravity to provide a therapeutic exercise that stimulates health. Bastyr's 65-foot path features smooth native Northwest river rock artistically embedded in cement. A handrail provides stability and improves accessibility.

Photos courtesy of Bastyr University and Northwest Soccer Camp

  

Burke-Gilman Trail

 

Burke-Gilman Trail
Access Points: Gasworks Park, Matthews Beach Park, Log Boom Park
Map/Directions

The King County Burke-Gilman Trail (BGT) is an 18-mile paved, off-road facility over its entire length with the exception of an on-road segment in Ballard. The trail crosses Ballard, Fremont, Wallingford, the University District and View Ridge within the City of Seattle, as well as the cities of Lake Forest Park, Kenmore and Bothell. King County's best-known regional trail, the BGT is highly popular with cyclists, joggers, skaters and strollers, and weekday bicycle commuters between Seattle and the Eastside.

 
Great Blue Heron Nest 

Great Blue Heron Viewing Area
Northshore Park & Ride, Bothell Way & 73rd Ave NE
Kenmore, WA 98028
Map/Directions

The Great Blue Heron is the largest heron in North America. It is a large bird, with a slate-gray body, chestnut and black accents, and very long legs and neck. In flight, it looks enormous, with a six-foot wingspan. Heron nesting season is mid-February to late July. Bring your binoculars to see the birds up close.

  
Kenmore Senior Center 

Kenmore Senior Center
6910 NE 170th Street
Kenmore, WA 98028
Map/Directions

The Kenmore Senior Center, located at Rhododendron Park, is a branch of the Northshore Senior Center. The Kenmore Senior Center along with the Northshore Senior Center offers health clinics, classes, clubs, a computer lab, special events, Wellness Project, Adult Day Centers, social services and trips galore. A listing of regularly scheduled activities, classes, and services of the Kenmore Senior Center, special events, trips, support groups and general announcements are available for free. Pick up your copy of the quarterly newsletter at the reception desk of the senior center. The picnic shelter at Rhododendron Park is available for rentals through the Kenmore Senior Center by calling 425-489-0707.

  
Saint Edward State Park 

Saint Edward State Park
14445 Juanita Drive NE
Kenmore, WA 98028
Map/Directions

Saint Edward State Park is a 316-acre day-use park with 3,000 feet of freshwater shoreline on Lake Washington. Once a Catholic seminary, the park's rich history reflects in its grounds and architecture. Walks along the undeveloped lakeshore are peaceful and give the visitor many opportunities for nature study. The park features a playground area for children of all ages. Other activities include hiking, biking, bird watching, soccer and baseball fields.


Rental Facilities

Planning a birthday party, company picnic, or special event? Consider utilizing the picnic area at Rhododendron Park for the occasion. For rental information, contact the Kenmore Senior Center at 425-489-0707.


Park Reminders

For everyone's enjoyment, please observe the following:

  • Alcohol not permitted in parks.
  • Note signage regarding park hours. If no sign is posted, please comply with sunrise to sunset park hours.
  • No unauthorized vehicle traffic, outside of designated parking areas.
  • Help keep our parks clean and beautiful by placing trash in the proper receptacles.
  • Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times. Owners must clean up after their pets.
  • Music and noise should be kept at a reasonable volume.
  • Respect any private property which borders the park area.