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“Gorgeous” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chetzemoka Park

Chetzemoka Park
Jackson St, Port Townsend, WA
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Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Owner description: This popular waterfront park was established over a century ago.
Port Townsend, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Gorgeous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I love this park, especially in spring. The plants and shrubs are just beautiful. It's a wonderful place for wandering, reading, swinging, observing, and renewing oneself.

Visited May 2013
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Hard to pronounce but worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This is a mystical spot overlooking the Salish Sea. Lovely spot. It does have access to the shore for walking on the beach.

Visited September 2013
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Kingston, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A Favorite!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We LOVE this park! The gardens are always beautiful, no matter the season. We've been visiting this park long enough that we have multiple generations of pictures taken there.
There are great facilities for large groups, play areas for the kids and great swings, lots of grassy area (frisbees are not uncommon), a fabulous view and access to the beach. Great, great place to spend some time. Bring your camera.

Visited August 2013
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Port Townsend, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Thanks for the dream wedding!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I have always wanted to get married here since I was a kid, and finally did. The only thing is, and being from a big city where folks rent parks with permits for weddings like crazy, we went to City Hall and they will only book and take money for ONE wedding a week! So, we had to chance it, make plan B, decide what to do if someone else came, etc. Could have lived without the stress. The clerk told us the city was too 'broke' to clean it; but if they took people's money, wouldn't that help? There was a wedding the day before, so the site was clean. It had rained the day before, so the air was fresh, the sun shining and it couldn't be prettier. Seems to me, coming from Portland with the famous Rose Gardens and others that are booked back to back every 2 hours, why not take the money? or, some cities don't charge the insurance, and I read about renting a pavilion for $20. No one tells you there is a limit, just one of those weird Port Townsend things they don't see forests from trees. Mke money to make improvements here.There are so many destination weddings in PT, but not a wedding shop for miles and no way to really co-ordinate an event. The city could have made, according to their website, $150-200 a pop for weddings. I'm not saying I wasn't happy to have a free wedding, plus we saved doing everything for the ceremony ourselves, just the peace of mind of a permit would have been nice. As it was, our bridesmaid had to shoe off people that were trying to get in our food, like it was a free public potluck, so we had to keep someone on the site as we decorated at all times. It was, indeed, a beautiful wedding!

Visited August 2013
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Black Earth
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“A nice place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

September is likely not the best time for viewing, but we appreciated the signage and the special features such as the creek, bridge and arbor. The largest bears breeches I have ever seen and the holly was lovely.
This time of year it is not so much of a viewing destination as it is a nice place to stretch your legs.

Access to waterfront.

Visited September 2013
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