Where are the best parks in the city?

With a map in hand, John Roderick points out some of Seattle’s best parks in the city and what makes them unique.

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Magnuson Park Magnuson Park is the second largest park in Seattle, just off Sand Point at Pontiac Bay, Lake Washington.
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Washington Park Arboretum On the shores of Lake Washington, this 230-acre preserve features rare trees & a Japanese garden.
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Kubota Garden Hilly 20-acre Japanese-style garden dating back to 1927, with flowers, ponds, waterfalls, and a moon bridge.
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Seward Park A prominent, forested peninsula that juts into Lake Washington.
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Deadhorse Canyon (Lakeridge Park) Hiking trails through the forest and flowing streams highlight this urban recreation area.
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Sand Point
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Rainier Beach


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