Myrtle Edwards Park in Seattle, Washington is a 4.8-acre (1.9 ha) public park along the Elliott Bay waterfront north of Belltown. It features a 1.25-mile (2.01 km) long bicycle and walking path and is a good place to see eagles, gulls, and crows.
The park was originally named Elliott Bay Park, but was renamed after the late Seattle city councilwoman Myrtle Edwards in 1976 after her family withdrew her name from what is now Gas Works Park because of the design emphasis on the gasification plant. Now, Myrtle Edwards Park celebrates a different kind of plant — the hemp plant — by hosting the annual Seattle Hempfest. From 1964 until 2008 the park was the site of the annual Fourth of Jul-Ivar's celebration — one of Seattle's large Fourth of July fireworks shows.
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Laura Musikanski | Jan 27, 2018
Some of the shoreline is being restored. Not enough but it’s a start. Nice that we are getting back our shoreline for public use.
Kris Russell | Feb 10, 2018
Excellent park and perfect spot for festivals and such. Love it
Vishal Salman | Mar 18, 2018
Nice place to jog run see the sea lol
Jonathan Zelaya | Jul 30, 2017
Usually busy place with a great view of the water, especially during sunset. You can see Mount. Rainier on most clear days if you look towards downtown. Nice place to walk/run or just relax, they don't offer much else.
Hani Elhajj | Dec 22, 2017
Whether you are walking, jogging, running or biking, this park has it all for you. From the scenic water front shores to the majestic mountain view at the horizon.
Vadym Dragan | May 4, 2018
Tranquil place to have a stroll or a jog. The park has several benches, tables, plenty of grass to throw some freezbee, and maybe go for a swim, if you dare.
Zachary Casares | May 3, 2018
This whole chain of parks is beautiful; one of the best places in all of Seattle.
Ghiles Benali | Apr 20, 2018
Love this park. Great for running and walking your dog
Jade Uryga | Apr 29, 2018
Nice spot for a picnic, run or a peaceful place to sit and watch the boats.
Peter Schulte | May 14, 2018
Myrtle Edwards Park is a wonderful Seattle resource, adjacent to Seattle Art Museum's Olympic Sculpture Garden. We took a picnic and deck chairs and enjoyed a restful afternoon in the sun. We found free street parking on Sunday not too far away. The park was so populated that we were overhearing conversations. Then it was annoying when a group came with a guitarist who imposed his music on us. We moved. The park is big enough so that we finally found peace and quiet and the ability to enjoy content via my earbuds. The only downside to this park is the adjacent railroad tracks. One train engine sat there running for more than half-an-hour, then moved away with shrieking wheels, I mean on like every car! On previous visits we've enjoyed delightful sculpture that was different each time. There are also great summer activities like Shakespeare in the Park, yoga, etc.
Tony Flint | May 14, 2018
There are small beaches here, both gravel (closer to the sculpture park) and sand (further North). Lots of trees to lounge under and grass on which to picnic. The fishing pier is closed. There are only a few water fountains/restrooms, about a fifteen minute walk from one another. I like to ride a rental bike into the North part of the park (by the closed pier) and then walk South to the sculpture park. My favorite time is evening, so you're not walking into the morning/afternoon sun (in late Spring).
FuzzyBlueJay | May 26, 2018
Good place for a great afternoon or evening stroll. Relatively clean and a good place for some photography especially when that train comes by. Golden hours are super pretty. Close to space needle.
Janelle Ploetz | May 30, 2018
Gorgeous. Waterfront. Mountains in the distance. How could you go wrong? Great spot for a picnic! Be warned bathrooms are a bit of a walk though.
Meltem Ballan | May 31, 2018
It is nice park by the water. I enjoyed running and walking at the park. The sculpture park attached to the park is also fun with a great view of needle.
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