The Best Places to Enjoy Spring Quarter

1. Kerry Park

This is a Seattle classic; only a quick 2-minute drive from SPU, or a 20-minute walk, Kerry Park provides a breathtaking view of the city.  If you choose to walk around on Highland Drive, you will discover more hidden viewpoints and can admire the beautiful architecture around Queen Anne.  This is the perfect place to go for a brisk walk, or to enjoy a leisurely late-night walk after a scoop of yummy Molly Moons. J


2. Discovery Park

This park is a hidden gem, located just down the road from Magnolia.  It has an amazing view of the Puget Sound.  The total park itself is around 534 acres, and it contains 11.81 miles of walking trails.  This is a great place to go for a walk or run if you like feeling detached from the city life, and want to feel a little bit closer to nature.


3. Gasworks

This park is perfect on a sunny day; you can go for a short walk or even have a picnic on the beautiful grassy hill in the center of gasworks.  It is the perfect place to do some reading or homework on a sunny day!


4. Magnolia Bluffs

The Magnolia Bluffs are in the perfect location to admire a beautiful sunset or even go for a sunset drive around Magnolia Boulevard.  There are a few different places to stop and admire the view along the drive, and a few different walking paths as well.


5. Magnuson Park

If you are feeling extra ambitious and are willing to drive or take the bus, Magnuson Park is a great destination.  This park is located just past the UW campus, and has a beautiful view of Lake Washington.  When the weather gets warmer later in Spring Quarter it is the perfect place to go for a swim.  The park is lined with beaches and docks that are great for tanning or for jumping in to the water.