There are many opportunities for outdoor recreation in Lake Forest Park. The City has seven parks and features the beautiful Burke-Gilman Trail which starts in Seattle, follows Lake Washington and passes through Lake Forest Park through to the City of Kenmore.
What Can I Enjoy in Lake Forest Park?
- Run/Jog: There are many picturesque trails to follow in the City. The City has a handy map that can get you started.
- Play Frisbee: Looking to play a game of Frisbee? Pfingst Animal Acres Park or Horizon View Park would be your best choices with their gorgeous open space.
- Kids Play Area: Horizon View Park has a fun choo-choo train for kids to enjoy as well as a full play area for kids to climb and explore. The park also features a basketball court to play a game of hoops and a baseball/softball backstop if you're looking to practice your next big pitch.
- See Wildlife: Grace Cole Nature Park is a favorite for birdwatchers and wildlife photographers. Take your next nature outing and enjoy the wildlife in this serene locale.
- Enjoy the Lake: Waterfront access is available for all to enjoy at Lyon Creek Waterfront Park. Take a walk down the dock on a sunny day or enjoy a sunset in the evening from the view available at a picnic table.
- Swim: Did you know the City offers discounted rates to Lake Forest Park residents at the City of Shoreline Spartan Recreation Center? Call City Hall to find out more.
- Lift Weights/Hit the Gym: Did you know the City offers discounted rates to Lake Forest Park residents at the City of Shoreline Spartan Recreation Center? Call City Hall to find out more.
- Off-leash Dog Park: There are no off-leash dog parks in Lake Forest Park. However, you will find one nearby in our neighboring City of Mountlake Terrace: Mountlake Terrace Dog Park is located at 53rd Ave West and 228th St. SW Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043.
- Take a Walk: There are so many beautiful walks available to you in Lake Forest Park! Grab a friend and explore on your own or Call City Hall for some new ideas or tips for places to explore.
- View Salmon: Did you know that City staff recently observed a Coho Salmon spawning in McAleer Creek? You can too! The Coho was spotted just alongside the creek in Blue Heron Park. Best salmon watching happens between September 1st-October 31st of each year. Call City Hall for more details.